Courtney Bates-Hardy is a poet and the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her debut collection of poetry, House of Mystery, is now out from Kelp Queen Press, an imprint of ChiZine Publications. She holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Regina. Her poems have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including Room, Carousel, and On Spec. Her first chapbook, Sea Foam, was published by JackPine Press in December 2013 and sold out in six months. Her poems have been featured in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and longlisted for The Best Canadian Poetry 2015. She lives in Regina with her husband and their cat, Jean Grey.