Allie McFarland holds an MFA in writing from the University of Saskatchewan's Department of English, where her thesis - a concise, genre-blurring, woman-centric narrative called a novel(la) - was nominated for the College of Arts & Sciences Thesis Award. Her debut novel(la) Disappearing in Reverse, was published fall 2020 by the University of Calgary Press as part of their Brave & Brilliant series. Her writing has most recently appeared in release any words stuck inside you (Applebeard Editions), untethered (vol 4.2), and The Fieldstone Review (no. 11). Her poetic suite "Lullaby" won the 2015 Dr. MacEwan Literary Arts Scholarship. She is bi, drinks martinis dry, and currently runs a not-for-profit used bookstore on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen peoples of Vancouver Island.