Krysta J. Brennan is a published poet, professional artist and writer living and working in Ottawa, ON., Canada. She is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program, and also has an Honours Bachelor of English with a Minor in Art History and Theory from the same university. She is currently doing a graduate certificate at Algonquin College in Technical Writing. She has been drawing and writing since a very young age. She also dabbles in knitting, sculpture as well as singing, and has worked in film and photography. She is a writer and much of her illustrations are based on her work, but this notion has evolved into an artistic oeuvre called “The Silver Girl”, named thus after the title of her novel, a fantasy epic about vicious cycles, innocence, want and death.