Born in New Westminster, Maureen Foss has lived in several western Canadian locales and made her living as a hospital activity worker. Now retired, she focuses her attention on writing. She is the author of the novels The Rat Trap Murders (Nightwood) and The Cadillac Kind (Polestar), as well as a number of award-winning short stories. Her latest book is Scribes (Caitlin). Foss lives with her husband Dave in Garden Bay on BC's Sunshine Coast.