J. Fitzgerald McCurdy was born in Ontario, but insists she grew up in J.R.R. Tolkien's mythical land of Gondor. Her latest book is The Fire Demons: The Mole Wars, Book One. She is also the author of the national bestsellers The Serpent's Egg, The Burning Crown and The Twisted Blade. A lawyer, she has also worked as a documentary film writer. She lives in Ottawa. Visit her website at www.jfitzgeraldmccurdy.com.
Festivals: 2005 (Step Into Stories)