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 through the Open University and UNBC. Cambium Blue is her second novel, her first was Loggers’ Daughters (Oolichan Books, 2013). Brownlee lives near Valemount, BC.