A math professor at Niagara College, located in Welland, Ontario, Jolie Phuong Hoang escaped Vietnam in 1983 with five siblings and settled in Canada in 1984. Writing is her concealed passion that has patiently waited for the right time to reveal itself. Her debut, Anchorless published on December 12, 2019, received First Prize, Literary Fiction by North Street Book Prize, North Hampton, Massachusetts; Honorable Mention by San Francisco Book Festival; Runner-Up by New England Book Festival; Bronze Medal by Wishing Shelf Book Awards, UK. In addition, her essay, June Sisters, made the short list of Surrey International Writers' Conference (the year 2020). Three Funerals for My Father: Love, Loss and Escape from Vietnam is her second nonfiction, published in October 2021 by Tidewater Press. Jolie lives with her daughters in Fonthill, Ontario.