Jowita Bydlowska was born in Warsaw, Poland and moved to the small town of Woodstock, Ontario as a teenager. Once she emerged from a long-held culture shock, she eventually learned English well enough to try writing in it. Her writing has appeared in a couple of publications: an essay in the MIT Press’ Water collection, a story in the She’s Shameless anthology, and various articles in magazines, newspapers and online publications including Salon and Huffington Post. Her first book, Drunk Mom, was a national bestseller. She likes to drink but doesn’t do that anymore. She currently lives in Toronto with her son, his father, and zero spirits, holy or otherwise.
Buckrider Books, Fall 2016
Wolsak & Wynn Canada, Fall 2016
Doubleday Canada, April 2013
HarperCollins Australia, Spring 2013