Wendy McGrath was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her poetry and short fiction has been published in such publications as Descant, Poetry in Motion, and NeWest Review. Her previous novel, Recurring Fictions, was released through the University of Alberta Press in 2002. Santa Rosa, was published by NeWest Press in April 2011, and its followup, North East, arrived in October 2014. The third part of the trilogy, Broke City, will arrive Fall 2019. Her latest book, a poetry collection by the name of A Revision of Forward, was released in Fall 2015.