Tricia Dower's heart has a home (and citizenship) in two countries. Born in Rahway, New Jersey, she's lived in Canada since 1981. A graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in English literature, she's taught school and worked in marketing, advertising, human resources and corporate communications in Georgia, New Jersey, Minnesota, Illinois and Ontario. These days she has the luxury of writing in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, a beautiful part of the world. Becoming Lin is her third book. Her short story collection, Silent Girl (Inanna 2008), was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor Award and the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her debut novel, Stony River (Penguin Canada 2012), was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Fiction Award. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines in Canada, the US and Portugal. In 2010 she won first prize for fiction in the Malahat Review's Open Season Award.