Tricia Dower was born in Rahway, New Jersey, and educated at Gettysburg College. She moved to Canada in 1981. Her short fiction has appeared in Room of One’s Own, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, Hemispheres, Cicada, Big Muddy, and NEO, as well as in her collection, Silent Girl. She lives in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. Stony River is her debut novel.