Writer, performer, and choreographer Kate Story was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in a house built by her great-great grandfather beneath the Southside Hills. Her short fiction has been published in magazines including Broken Pencil and Kiss Machine, and her written performance works have been produced as plays, performance art works, and theatre-dance productions in Ontario (Toronto, Peterborough) and Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s). She has been twice nominated (2004 and 2006) for the Ontario Arts Council’s K.M. Hunter Artist Award. Blasted is her first novel.