Barbara Stewart has worked as a banker, homemaker, housecleaner, nail girl and furniture salesperson. Soon after her stint as a campie, she went to work at Heart House, a bed-and-breakfast for heart patients and their families. In 2006 she returned to university and in 2010 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction) from the University of Victoria’s Writing Program. She has been published in Event, Grain and The Walrus and was shortlisted in the CBC Literary Awards competition for non-fiction (2008) and the Event Creative Non-fiction Contest (2009). She lives in Langley, BC.