John Schreiber grew up in coastal logging communities and-for five formative, young years-in the North Thompson Valley north of Kamloops. He has worked extensively in the logging industry, in a mining camp, on a seine fishboat, in a pulp mill, as a parole officer and as a teacher-counselor for 27 years. Since the late '60s he has walked, driven and ridden through the Chilcotin region many times. Now retired, he lives in Victoria with his partner, Marne. His earlier collections of stories from the Chilcotin include Old Lives: In the Chilcotin Backcountry (Caitlin Press, 2011) and Stranger Wycott's Place (New Star Books, 2008).