D.M. Bryan grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, where she liked to play dinosaurs in her backyard with the boy from across the alley—until he moved away when they were both four. She remained alone in Edmonton until adolescence, then moved to Calgary where fate reunited her with her childhood playmate. Taken with this coincidence, the two married, moved to Toronto, and produced a son and daughter
Bryan has acquired an assortment of degrees over the years, including a BFA in Photography and an MA in Communications, both from the University of Calgary, and a BFA in Film from Ryerson University. After household moves that she describes as “various yo-yo throws” across the country, Bryan has settled in Calgary where she now teaches at the University of Calgary.
Gerbil Mother, her first novel, was released in March 2008.
Click here for "12 or 20 questions with D.M. Bryan", an interview with Rob McLennan.