Joan B. Flood
Joan B. Flood grew up in Limerick, Ireland and lived briefly in France and England before settling in Canada. She spent a number of years in Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario before putting down roots in Vancouver, where she currently lives. She published a Young Adult novel New Girl. Her poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction have been published in anthologies Room of One’s Own, By Word of Mouth, Emerge (Canada), Lesbian Bedtime Stories, Binnacle Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Story Competition 2012, and Wee Girls: Women Writing from an Irish Perspective (Australia). Her story 87 won honourable mention in The Binnacle Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Story Competition 2012 (USA). Her Young Adult novel New Girl (Musa Publishing, USA) won the Orpheus Fiction contest.
A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio (TWS), when not writing she spends time in nature, visits art galleries, and photo exhibits. Otherwise she hangs out in coffee shops where she people watches and scribbles in notebooks.