Alexis Kienlen is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She is of mixed ethnic heritage: Chinese, French, German, and English/Scottish. She holds an International Studies degree from the University of Saskatchewan,  a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Concordia University and a Certificate in Food Security from Toronto Metropolitan University. Alexis’ journalism work, essays, poems, and fiction have appeared in numerous publications in Canada, and on the world wide web. Alexis has published two books of poetry with Frontenac House, She dreams in Red and 13. Her biography of a Sikh civil rights activist, Truth, love, non-violence was published in 2014. Her novel Mad Cow, which tells the story of a farm family dealing with the BSE (Mad cow) crisis was published in 2020.