JEN FERGUSON (she/her/hers) is Métis (on her father’s side) and Canadian settler (on her mother’s side), an activist, a feminist, an auntie, and an accomplice armed with a PhD. She believes writing and teaching are political acts. She lives on Gabrielino Tongva territory and teaches fiction writing at Loyola Marymount University. She also teaches at the University of British Columbia through their Optional Residency MFA program. Jen’s debut young adult novel, The Summer of Bitter & Sweet, will release from Heartdrum/HarperCollins in Summer 2022, with a second YA novel to follow. You can reach her on twitter at @jennyleeSD or at www.jenfergusonwrites.com.