Allie Guilderson lives on Vancouver Island, BC with her loving husband Zachary and their three children—Charlotte, Kashlyn and Harvey. As a child Allie’s father would read them novels such as CS Lewis’ Narnia, Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. However, her fondest memories are of the stories her father invented on the spot, which inspired many of her own short stories in elementary school. She hopes to pass on the same gift to her own children, as there is nothing more magical than losing yourself in a book. Writing has been a creative outlet for her since elementary school but evolved into a serious venture in 2021. Guilderson has had a few literary successes since this shift in perspective, with a story published with MONO Fiction, and another with Enceladus Magazine. In early 2022, she had three pieces longlisted with Globe Soup’s writing contests.