Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower, a book columnist on CBC’s q, and the founder and Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) in Brampton, Ontario. Her debut novel, Gutter Child, was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award and is a finalist for the Forest of Reading White Pine Award.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and lives in Brampton, Ontario.