Natalee Caple is the author of fiction and poetry, and the co-editor of an anthology of contemporary fiction, The Notebooks: Interviews and New Fiction from Contemporary Writers. Her debut short story collection, The Heart Is Its Own Reason, captured the attention of The New York Times Book Review and earned high international praise. Her first novel, The Plight of the Happy People in an Ordinary World, has been optioned for film, andher first book of poetry, A More Tender Ocean, was nominated for a Gerald Lampert Award. Her novel Mackerel Sky, published by Thomas Allen in 2004, is a dark, sexy novel about a mother/daughter counterfeiting team in the Upper Laurentians. In 2010 ECW Press published The Semiconducting Dictionary (Our Strindberg) and in 2011 How I Came to Haunt My Parents.