Gail Nielsen holds a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada). She works as a psychotherapist and education consultant. Having worked in the mental health field for over two decades, Gail spent a number of years as an online counsellor for a large EAP firm, offering asynchronous text-based counselling. This allowed her to blend her love of writing with her clinical work and to refine her ability to hear the "person behind the words." She co-authored The Control Freak's GuideT to Living Lightly, which was featured on the national morning show, Canada A.M., and her work has been published (or is forthcoming) in WECAN's Gateways, Kindling Journal, Flights, Academy of the Heart and Mind, Visitant Lit., The Courtship of Winds, Evening Street Review, Jelly Bucket and Wrath-Bearing Tree. Gail is currently working on her first collection of poetry.