<strong>Melanie Florence</strong> is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. She was close to her grandfather as a child, a relationship that sparked her interest in writing about Indigenous themes and characters. She is the author of <i>Missing Nimama</i>, which won the 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and is a Forest of Reading Golden Oak Finalist. Her other books include <i>Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools</i> and the teen novels <i>He Who Dreams</i>, <i>The Missing</i>, <i>One Night</i>, and <i>Rez Runaway</i>. For more information, visit www.melanieflorence.com.