Debbie Bateman is a graduate of The Writer's Studio and a former teaching assistant in that program. Her work has appeared in Phoebe, Qwerty, and the "Shy Anthology" published by the University of Alberta Press. Two of her stories will be included in "You Look Good for Your Age", an anthology edited by Rona Altrows, coming out from the University of Alberta Press in May 2021. An earlier version of the story she will read from today was published in Issue 59 of descant. Debbie is currently querying publishers for her first short story collection and working on her second.