Carol Windley was born in Tofino in 1947. She attended Chemainus Secondary and graduated from Malaspina College. She has worked as a radio station copywriter, as a librarian and as a creative writing instructor at Malaspina College. Her short stories have appeared in 1995: Best Canadian Stories (Oberon) and the fifth Journey Prize Anthology. She won first prize in CBC Radio's Literary Competition for the short story. Her first collection Visible Light (Oolichan, 1993) was shortlisted for a Governor General's Award, a B.C. Book Prize, and won the Bumbershoot/Weyerhaeuser Publication Award. One of her seven stories set in the Pacific Northwest for Home Schooling (Cormorant) received the Western Magazine Award for Fiction in 2002. Windley lives with her husband in Nanaimo.

BOOKS:

Visible Light (Oolichan, 1993)
Breathing Under Water (Oolichan, 1998)
Home Schooling (Cormorant, 2006).

[BCBW 2006] "Fiction"