Cassie Stocks has been a biker chick, an actress, a gardener, an aircraft cleaner, and the caretaker of a hydroponic pot factory. In 2002, she was accepted to the Writing With Style Workshop at the Banff Centre, which inspired her to complete a Bachelor’s degree in professional writing at MacEwan University. Stocks won the CBC Alberta Anthology Short Fiction contest and her short story, “The Painter,” aired on CBC Radio One. Her first novel, Dance, Gladys, Dance (NeWest Press), was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award, and won the 2013 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour—a rare occurrence for a woman writer. Stocks live in Eston SK.