As a suburban stay-at-home mother of three in the 1970s, Suzanne Sloan began writing stories of her earlier years, many of which were published in periodicals and anthologies or read on CBC Radio. A participant in the Highway Four Writers, she has shared her work at venues around Grey and Bruce counties. Born Suzanne Smith, she spent her childhood in gold-mining camps of northern Canada. As a teenager, she guided canoe trips on Ontario’s Severn River. Her previous books are Mining the Memories and Eleanor, a e-book novel, both independently published in 2014. Her recent shorter works have appeared in Wood Words: a celebration of forests (2005, Brucedale) and in issues of The Leaf.