Laurence Miall is a writer who spent his childhood in England before emigrating to Canada at the age of 14. His first novel, Blind Spot, was published by NeWest Press in 2014. His short stories have been finalists in the Summer Literary Awards contest and the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers. He has been a freelance contributor of nonfiction for The Edmonton Journal and The Montreal Gazette, and is the former editor of carte blanche. Laurence has been a writing coach for children from diverse backgrounds with Youthwrite, an Alberta-based writing camp for young people. He is currently at work on his second novel.