Carissa Halton is an award-winning writer, and sought after speaker and facilitator. Her essays have appeared in Today’s Parent, Alberta Views, Globe and Mail, Postmedia newspapers among others. Her creative non-fiction has been anthologized, won both Alberta and National Magazine Awards and is featured in her debut book, Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood. A sweet, funny exploration about life, heartbreak and resilience in an inner city neighbourhood, this work of essays was a finalist for the 2019 Edmonton Book Prize. Raised in a family and community rich with stories, she currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband and children. Her historical novel will be published by NeWest Press in Fall 2025.