Tundra author MARY BORSKY is from High Prairie, Alberta. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and went on to teach in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Frobisher Bay, as well as in Italy and Ethiopia. Borsky is the author of the first two books in the Benny Bensky series, Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palaceand Benny Bensky and the Giant Pumpkin Heist. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her adult short story collections, Influence of the Moonand Cobalt Blueare critically acclaimed. In 2006, The New Quarterly magazine named Mary Borsky one of “the best-loved living Canadian writers.” Mary Borsky lives in Ottawa.