Teresa McWhirter grew up in the Kootenays of interior British Columbia. After finishing high school she went to Europe and later returned to attend the University of Victoria, receiving a BA with a double major in English and Creative Writing. Upon graduating she taught English in Korea, spent time in Thailand and Costa Rica, and traveled extensively throughout Canada and the US. Her first novel, Some Girls Do was published by Raincoast in 2002. Her fiction has been published in many periodicals, including subTerrain, Geist, Bust, and Vice. Presently she lives on Vancouver’s East Side.