Sue McKay Miller was born and bred in Alberta where she spent many years as a research geophysicist. She was captivated by Cape Breton when she spent a winter ‘down north’ during a 2001 cross-country road trip. Three years later she fled the bright lights of big-city Calgary for the solitude of the Cape Breton woods. She spent eight years living off-grid in a yurt, heating and cooking with a wood stove and using oil lamps and candles to light her starry nights.

Sue writes fiction, essays and articles, some of which find their way into print. When not juggling words she enjoys trolling beach and forest for bits of wood, bone and stone to stick together and call ‘art’. Other hobbies include watching newts in the pond, tracking animals by snowshoe, and pondering the secret lives of trees, moose and mushrooms.