About the Author
Melissa Hardy, winner of the 1994 Journey Prize, was inspired to write "The Uncharted Heart" while visiting her husband’s family in Timmins. Like the lead character in "The Bockles," her husband’s Cornish grandfather was recruited by the agent of a gold-mining company. She is the author of A Cry of Bees and Constant Fire, and her work has been widely anthologized. She lives in London, Ontario.