Jowita Bydlowska was born in Warsaw, Poland and moved to Canada as a teenager. She has published two books: a bestselling memoir, Drunk Mom (2013), and a bestselling novel, GUY (2016). She’s had more than 20 short stories published in various magazines and journals and most recently, her story “Funny Hat” was chosen for Best Canadian Short Stories 2017. As a journalist she mainly writes about culture, social issues and mental health and has been published in many national and international publications. Jowita is also an accomplished photographer. She hates writing about herself in third person but there you have it.