Susan Musgrave was born March 12, 1951 in Santa Cruz, California. Musgrave left school at age 14 and published her first poems at age 16. Musgrave has won several awards for her poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children?s books. She won a National Magazine Award, R.P. Adams Memorial Prize for Short Fiction, the bp nichol Chapbook Award, and the People?s Choice Poetry Award. Her poem, Ice-Age Lingerie, received first prize in the Panty Lines Poetry Contest. In 1996 she received the Tilden (CBC/Saturday Night) Canadian Literary Award for Poetry and the Vicky Metcalf Short Story Editor?s Award. She has been short-listed four times for the Governor General?s Award. She currently resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.