Heidi Klaassen holds a BA in Sociology (Criminology, Deviance and Social Control) and a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. She has work forthcoming in Living Hyphen Magazine’s second issue, Across Generations and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society’s Wonder/Shift: 40th Anniversary Anthology. Her work has been featured in The Selkie’s Very Much Alive anthology and Calgary’s The Sprawl. Her personal essay, Been Caught Stealing: Life Inside The Lorraine is a finalist for the 2021 Digital Publishing Awards. Heidi works as the Program Director for the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society in Calgary, where she hosts the online AWCS ABLit Book Club, celebrating Alberta authors. She is the designer/owner of Hekkal & Hyde and she enjoys posting about the writing life on her Instagram platform. Heidi is currently pursuing her Professional Editing Standards Certificate through Queen’s University. When she is not writing, she enjoys the ever-changing weather of Calgary with her husband, three sons and three rescue chihuahuas.