COLLEEN NELSON earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba in her hometown of Winnipeg. Her previous novels include Sadia, winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, Blood Brothers, selected as the 2018 McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People, and Pulse Point, selected as one of the CBC’s Most Anticipated YA Books of 2018. Colleen writes daily in between appearances at hockey rinks and soccer fields in support of her two sports-loving sons.

NANCY CHAPPELL-POLLACK initially started writing for her career in communications, but once a maternity leave yielded more time with her sister Colleen Nelson, an award-winning author, a likely partnership was formed.  Colleen is the heavy in the writing relationship, with Nancy providing some insight or perspective as the process progresses.  Nancy lives in Winnipeg with her four children and her husband.