Erika Connor is an artist, writer and traveller. Her art is inspired by wilderness and she has exhibited and sold her paintings for many years in her region. She experiments with oil pastel, mixed media, music and video. She studied Studio Arts and Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal, where she also won the Irving Layton Award for Best Fiction in 1991. She is published in The Hopper Magazine, Gravel Magazine, Touch Wood Editions, and Travelers’ Tales. She has travelled by horse in West Africa and Mongolia, walked the Camino de Compostella in Spain, observed wild horses in Mongolia, taken care of street dogs in Rajasthan, worked with service dogs in elderly homes, taught children in art schools and nature camps, studied archery, survival, wild crafting, and worked on farms in Canada and Europe. She lives in an off-grid log cabin in rural Quebec and has since joined the Worldwide Freedom Movement.