Joylene Nowell Butler, Metis, began writing in 1984 after the death of her father. Her first novel Dead Witness, published in 2008 is distributed across Canada by Sandhill Books. Her current works in progress include a political thriller, a children's book, a suspense thriller, and the sequel to Broken But Not Dead. Joylene, her husband, four stray cats and their Siberian Husky Bandit live in Cluculz Lake in central BC. In her spare time, she teaches T'chi.