Jodie Callaghan is a Mi’gmaq woman from the Listuguj First Nation in Gespe’gewa’gi near Quebec. She has always been drawn to storytelling and has found writing to be the best way to connect to her history and her culture. She was inspired to write The Train after listening to many people tell her about their residential school experiences. Jodie is currently working as an adult-education teacher in her community. She lives with her husband, child and two pugs.