Instructor Bio: Joan B. Flood grew up in Limerick, Ireland and lived briefly in France and England before settling in Canada. She spent a number of years in Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario before putting down roots in Vancouver. Her published work includes her young adult novel, New Girl, and poetry, short fiction and non-fiction that has appeared in the anthologies Room of One’s Own, By Word of Mouth, Emerge (Canada), Lesbian Bedtime Stories, the Binnacle Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Story Competition (U.S.) and Wee Girls: Women Writing from an Irish Perspective (Australia).
Her story 87 won honourable mention in The Binnacle Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Story Competition in 2012, while her young adult novel New Girl (Musa Publishing, U.S.) won the Orpheus Fiction Contest. Her novel Left Unsaid will be published in October 2017 by Signature Editions.