Margot Fedoruk is a Gabriola author of Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives: An Island Memoir (Heritage House, 2022). She has published excerpts from her memoir in Portal 2019-2021 and book reviews, personal essays and editorials in FOLKLIFE, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, BC BookWorld, and The Ormsby Review. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg and a Creative Writing degree from Vancouver Island University where Fedoruk was awarded the Barry Broadfoot Award for creative nonfiction and journalism and the Meadowlarks Award for fiction. She was also a recent recipient of a GASP! grant from the Gabriola Arts Council. She has studied with Susan Juby, Kathy Page, Sonnet L’Abbé , Frank Moher, Robert Hilles, Robert Wiersema, and editor Joy Gugeler. She has been writing a personal blog since 2016 called Death Defying Acts of Living and an instructional soap making blog called Wash Rinse Repeat. Margot just began the Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Alberta (online). She is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Nanaimo Arts Council, the Gabriola Arts Council, and the Federation of BC Writers. She dreams of finishing a graphic memoir. Margot lives and works on Gabriola Island, BC.