Sallie Tisdale is the author of nine books and winner of numerous literary awards. She works as a palliative care nurse and is a certified End-of-Life Nursing Education Curriculum trainer. As a writer, she has shown an incredible range of topics, sharing insights about everything from gender, sexuality and violence, to the work of firefighters. Themes of mortality, desire, love and loss are paramount in her worldview. Her essays have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker and Tricycle, among other journals. Her recent book, Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them), was named one of the New York Times Book Critics’ top books of 2018. She currently works in a community-based palliative care program and is the senior Lay Dharma Teacher at Dharma Rain Zen Center in Oregon, where she has practised for more than thirty years.