Barbara Simler lives and writes in Boise, Idaho. Her award-winning poetry and short fiction has appeared in the Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, cold-drill, and other literary journals, and has been featured on CBC Radio in Canada. She lived in Canada for a number of years before returning to her native Idaho, and has received grants and other writing support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is currently writing a historical mystery set in New York City in 1912.