REBECCA WOOD BARRETT is an award-winning writer and filmmaker living in Whistler, British Columbia. Her short fiction has been published in Room, The Antigonish Review and Pique Newsmagazine. She has made over 35 short films, which have broadcast on TV and been screened at festivals around the world. Her films have won the People’s Choice Award three times. Rebecca is a passionate advocate for the literary arts and enjoys supporting emerging and established writers in their projects, through teaching, editing, career consultation and assisting writers’ critique groups in their formation. Her middle-grade children’s book My Best Friend is Extinct (Orca Book Publishers) is her debut book publication.