Mix Hart’s forthcoming novel, “Hotel Beringia,” set to be released by Tidewater Press in spring 2024, promises an immersive journey into the Northern Yukon. Supported by an artist grant from the Canada Council of the Arts, Mix deftly weaves a narrative that delves into the complexities of human experience against the backdrop of the Arctic wilderness.

Mix made her debut as a novelist with “Queen of the Godforsaken,” published by Thistledown Press in 2015, establishing herself as a storyteller. Her academic achievements include a Master of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia, where she also pursued doctoral studies and was honoured with a four-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship Award. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan.

Beyond her literary pursuits, Mix is a versatile artist, proficient in traditional and digital oil painting. Her creative talents extend to the digital realm, where she has gained recognition as an award-winning blogger.

Rooted in ecocentrism and feminism, Mix’s work is deeply influenced by her identity as a rainforest person and Canadian Gael. Her ancestral lineage, traces back to the ancient Irish Bear Clan of the Southern Uí Néill Dynasty. She draws inspiration from the rainforests of her Canadian homeland and the connections to her ancestral Irish and Norse rainforest cultures.

Having lived across Canada, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Coasts, as well as international locales such as London, UK, and Brisbane, Australia, Mix’s diverse experiences infuse her writing with a sense of place. Currently based in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia, she resides on a mountain top in the Okanagan Valley with her husband, youngest of three daughters, and canine companions.