TERRI BRANDMUELLER is a former newspaper journalist, food writer, and public and media relations professional, currently working on a creative non-fiction book about family secrets and Internet genealogy. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in various publications in the US, Canada, and the UK. She studied journalism at Langara, literature and cultural studies at the New School for Social Research in NYC, and has an MA in Media Studies. She lives in East Vancouver where she holds a monthly reading salon.