Mix Hart’s pursuits lie at the intersection of storytelling and fine art. Queen of the Godforsaken is Mix Hart’s debut novel, published in 2015 by Thistledown Press. Mix received an artist grant from the Canada Council of the Arts to assist with the completion of her upcoming, literary fiction novel, Naked Under the Midnight Sun. In addition, Mix writes the Peter-Not Pizzaface junior fiction series and is an award-winning blogger. Her blog has won the Top-Ten-Parent-Blogs, from Axka Group Inc., 2015, and also the Top Canadian Mom Blogs, from Popsugar, 2011, 2012. Mix is also a traditional (and digital) oil painter. She taught academic writing at Okanagan College and has a professional teaching certificate for K-12.
Mix is currently completing a PhD at the University of British Columbia in digital arts and humanities. She is grateful for the support that enables her to continue in creative research at UBC: she has received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship Award, 2020-2024; a University of British Columbia Special Graduate Student Award, 2019; and a Province of British Columbia for the British Columbia Graduate Scholarship (BCGS), 2019. Her creative research explores art as eco-activism through narrative and digital painting.
Mix has lived all across the wilds of Canada, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Coasts, including the Yukon, as well as in London, UK, and Brisbane, Australia. She is currently based in Kelowna, British Columbia, where she lives with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs. When Mix has free time, she spends it outside in nature, navigating rivers and oceans on her paddleboard. If forced indoors, you’ll find her dancing to Latin music.