Mary Soderstrom is a Montreal-based writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her new collection of short stories, Desire Lines: Stories of Love and Geography, will be published by Oberon Press in November, 2103. Her most recent non-ficiton book, Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure, was published by Véhicule Press. Not at all Portuguese, Soderstrom became fascinated by the story of this little country that has influenced so much of the world while working on her other books. particularly The Walkable City: From Haussmann's Boulevards to Jane Jacobs' Streets and Beyond (Véhicule Press, 2008) Green City: People Nature and Urban Places (Véhicule press 2006 and her most recent novel Violets of Usambara (Cormorant Books, 2008.) She writes a blog called Recreating Eden
which is an eclectic mix of news and reflections on nature, gardening, urban life and politics. Not So Solitary a Pleasure: A Blog about Books
considers books and writing.