Jane Silcott writes personal essays (true) and stories (not true) about the things in life that confound her. She is the author of Everything Rustles, a collection of essays about life and loss, motherhood, joy, and change that was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize in 2014. She is co-editor, with Fiona Tinwei Lam, of the 2018 anthology Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage. Jane's writing has been published in several Canadian literary magazines and anthologies and been recognized with a CBC Literary Award, a Room Magazine Prize, and as a finalist in both the National and the Western Magazine Awards. She has a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Victoria, BC, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. For the past two decades Jane has taught writing, first through Langara College, then the University of BC’s Writing Centre, and now as a mentor in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction Program.