Patricia Stone is a retired college English teacher, who was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, and currently resides in Peterborough, ON. She has also lived in Toronto, London, Vancouver, and Montreal. She has travelled widely in Britain, France, Italy, Holland, Germany, Hawaii, and the United States. Stone's stories have been widely published in Canadian periodicals for many years. Her first collection of short stories, Close Calls, was published by Cormorant Books in 1991; her third collection, All Things Considered, was published in 2008 by Hidden Brook Press. Stone holds an M.A. in English Literature, as well as an M.A. in Creative Writing.