Deborah-Anne Tunney was born in Ottawa. While working at the National Research Council, she completed bachelor and master’s degrees, as well as work toward a PhD in English literature. Her published poems appear in the anthology A Sea of Alone (2011). She received the Centennial Scholarship for Literature from the Heliconian Club in Toronto, as well as a Letter of Distinction from the Humber School for Writers for her manuscript of linked short stories, For the Time Being. Tunney lives in Ottawa with her husband and son.