Born in China, Zoë S. Roy, an avid reader even during the Cultural Revolution, writes literary fiction with a focus on women's cross-cultural experiences. Her publications include a collection of short stories, BUTTERFLY TEARS (2009), and two novels, THE LONG MARCH HOME (2011) and CALLS ACROSS THE PACIFIC (2015), published by Inanna Publications. She holds an M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of New Brunswick and an M.A. in Atlantic Canada Studies from Saint Mary's University. She lives in Toronto and teaches with the Essential Skills Upgrading program for the Toronto Public School Board.