Ruth Dyck Fehderau teaches creative writing and English literature at the University of Alberta for a few months of each year and the rest of the time she travels and writes. Her work has been published in literary journals and anthologies around the world and she has won awards for writing, teaching and activism. The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree, a book she wrote with 27 Cree storytellers, will be released this fall. She is currently working on a novel and on a second nonfiction book with the James Bay Cree of northern Quebec. She is based in Edmonton, Alta.