Maureen Brownlee was born on the western slope of the northern Rockies. A former journalist, she has also worked as an outfitter’s cook, a trail guide, a bookkeeper and an employment counsellor. For ten years she was variously publisher, editor, reporter, photographer, graphic designer and janitor for a weekly community newspaper. She
studied literature and creative writing at UNBC and the Open University. Cambium Blue is her second novel, her first was Loggers’ Daughters (Oolichan Books, 2013). Brownlee lives near Valemount, BC.