Amy Bright is in the English PhD program at the University of Alberta. She is an essayist, a short story writer, and a novelist. Before We Go is her debut novel. She holds a BA in English from Mount Allison University and a MA in English from the University of Victoria. She has published on various aspects of fantasy in literature, particularly “Writing Homer, Reading Riordan: Intertexual Study in Recent Adolescent Fiction” in the Journal of Children’s Literature and “‘On the Cusp’: Liminality and Adolescence in Arthur Slade’s Dust, Bill Richardson’s After Hamelin, and Kit Pearson’s Awake and Dreaming” with Deborah Wills in Studies in Canadian Literature. Her short story, “Look At It This Way” was recently shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award as part of the 2012 Alberta Literary Awards.