Joan Turner is a retired social worker, counsellor & massage therapist. She is editor of Living the Changes, co-editor of Spider Women: A Tapestry of Creativity and Healing and Perspectives on Women, and a contributing author to Healing Voices. She is currently working with her sister on a book based on their grandmother’s letters. Turner’s writing has appeared in Pottersfield Portfolio, Motherworker, Backtalk, and Feminist Bookstore News. She was Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, for almost twenty years, and owner of Bold Print Inc., the Winnipeg women’s bookstore, for eight years. She has two daughters and four grandchildren. After living in Winnipeg for many years she now lives in Ottawa.