Sandra Shields is the author, with her photographer husband David Campion, of Where Fire Speaks: A Visit with the Himba (winner of the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize) and The Company of Others: Stories of Belonging. She met David in South Africa; they married a year later, and have collaborated for over a decade. Sandra has written for publications including Geist and The Globe and Mail, and has contributed to several anthologies. The story about the relationship Sandra shares with her severely disabled younger brother received a National Media Award from the Canadian Association for Community Living. She lives in Deroche, BC.