Sharon Bala

Sharon Bala’s bestselling debut novel, The Boat People, was a finalist for Canada Reads 2018 and the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award. She won the 2017 Journey Prize for her short story "Butter Tea at Starbucks" and had a second story on the long-list. Sharon is a member of The Port Authority, a St. John’s writing group. "Happy Adventure" is her first publication in Joyland. It is linked to "A Drawer Full of Guggums" which was published in an anthology called Racket: New Writing from Newfoundland and "Mutton Curry" which was published in Maisonneuve's Summer 2018 issue. Visit her at: