Margot Fedoruk’s first book, Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives: An Island Memoir will be published by Heritage House in the fall of 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. She is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Nanaimo Arts Council, the Gabriola Arts Council, and the Federation of BC Writers. Margot lives and works on Gabriola Island, BC.