BEV MAGENNIS was born in Toronto, Canada, and immigrated to the United States in 1964. She received her MA in Art from the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California. After a thirty-five-year career as an artist, she started writing, inspired by the land and people in the New Mexico wilderness where she lived for seventeen years. Magennis is an alumna of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop Summer Graduate Class and recipient of a Pen USA Emerging Voices Fellowship and a Norman Mailer Writers Colony Fiction Fellowship. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.