Ali Bryan is an award-winning novelist and creative nonfiction writer who explores the what-ifs, the wtfs and the wait-a-minutes of every day. Her work has been shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best-of-the-Net, longlisted for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing prize, and has been optioned for TV by Sony Pictures. Recent novels include: Coq and The Crow Valley Karaoke Championships. Both published in 2023. Two novels are forthcoming in 2024: Takedown, a YA contemporary, and The City, book 2 of the dystopian Hill Series. Her short form work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies in Canada, the US & the UK. Born in Halifax, she now lives in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies on Treaty 7 Territory.