Avril Nagel is a writer living in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband and two young children. She graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and has a professional specialization in emergency management. As a project manager and planner she has researched, written and edited numerous publications for the government and not-for profit sectors. Her publications are versatile and range in topic, including bereavement, pregnancy loss, international development, health and wellness and parenting.
Avril and her husband lost their son Alden when his heart stopped suddenly during birth.
Randie Clark is a therapist/counselor for adults and an on-call Emergency Mental Health Response worker. She also leads workshops for first responders, professionals and community members in intervention assessment and treatment approaches for victims of trauma, sudden and traumatic loss and individuals experiencing mental health crises. She maintains a private practice working with individuals and couples, specializing in complicated issues of loss and grief. She holds a masters degree in psychology with a focus on post traumatic stress syndrome and traumatic loss and grief from Antioch University, Seattle, Washington. Clark's twenty-six year old son David was stabbed to death in a street robbery. She and her husband reside on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.