Kristen den Hartog (right) is the author of the novels Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, Origin of Haloes, and And Me Among Them, published in the US as The Girl Giant. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter. The Occupied Garden was written with her sister, Tracy Kasaboski, who first inspired den Hartog years ago with her own dramatic childhood stories. Tracy would pen a fabulous tale about a man with a trail of dead wives, and Kristen would write one suspiciously similar, adding a wife or two and changing the names. Tracy was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and now lives on a country road near Deep River, Ontario, where the sisters grew up. She and her woodworker husband are involved with the Valley Artisans’ Coop.
Tracy and Kristen are at work on another collaboration, this time about their mother’s family in the poorest neighbourhoods of London, England, during the WW1 era.
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