Betsy Trumpener is an award-winning CBC News reporter, writer and radio documentary producer. She has lived in Iowa, Israel, Alberta, Ontario, Bavaria and the Black Forest. She now lives with her family between a wild swamp and a pipeline in northern British Columbia, where she covers the daily drama of British Columbia's interior. Trumpener's non-fiction and fiction writing have been published in the 'Guardian', the 'Globe and Mail, This Magazine, NOW Magazine, Monday Magazine', the 'Malahat Review, Event', the 'Queen Street Quarterly, Northword' and 'filling Station'. She was the first annual writer in residence for the CBC weekend arts show, 'North By Northwest', and she has been awarded a Western Magazine Award for her column, "North of Unreal," a Jack Webster Award for Best Radio Feature, and a Jack WebsterAfrica JournalismFellowship. 'The Butcher of Penetang' is her first book. She lives in Prince George, British Columbia.