Kevin Marc Fournier is a native to the West End neighborhood of Winnipeg. He has written two novels for young adults: Sandbag Shuffle, in which two cheerful scam artists make the most of Winnipeg’s great flood of 1997, and The Green-Eyed Queen of Suicide City, which invites readers into a twisted alternate reality. Both books won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award (older category). Fournier was shortlisted for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer in 2013. He has just completed an artist residency at the Deep Bay Cabin in Riding Mountain National Park, where he was working on his next novel.