Wendy Holm was born in New York City in 1946. She came to Vancouver in 1970 and subsequently described herself as 'passionately Canadian'. She received her Master's degree in agricultural economics from UBC and has edited Water and Free Trade, about the Mulroney government's agenda for Canada's water. Her Liquid Assets, with Donald Gutstein, is forthcoming and she has contributed to Crossing the Line, an anthology of essays about Canada and free trade with Mexico. She is a director of VanCity and has worked as a resource economist since 1973. Holm was also director and co-producer of a television series, Growing Together: The Urban/Rural Connection. She lives on Bowen Island.