EMILY POHL-WEARY grew up in the west end of Toronto where she still lives. She has recently published a poetry collection, Iron-On Constellations, and a novel, A Girl Like Sugar, and edited a female superhero anthology, Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks. In 2002, she co-authored the Hugo Award-winning biography of her grandmother, Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril which was also short-listed for the Toronto Book Award. Her new young adult novel, Strange Times at Western High (Annick), features a zine-publishing teen sleuth. Pohl-Weary edits Kiss Machine, an art/lit magazine, and is currently at work on a girl pirate comic, Violet Miranda.