Elle Wild grew up in a dark, rambling farmhouse in the wilds of Canada where there was nothing to do but read Edgar Allan Poe and watch PBS mysteries. She is an award-winning short filmmaker and the former writer/host of the radio program Wide Awake on CBC Radio One. Her short fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Magazine. Strange Things Done, Wild's first novel, won the Arthur Ellis Award 2015 for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel and was shortlisted internationally. Wild lives on an island in the Salish Sea.