Myrna Ann Kostash is an investigative journalist and writer of regional and national acclaim. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta on September 2, 1944. She attended the University of Alberta, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1965, majoring in Russian. She then pursued graduate studies in Slavic language and literature at the University of Washington (1965-1966), and at the University of Toronto where she received a Master of Arts in 1968. Kostash is the author of four books: "All of Baba's children" (1977); "Long Way from Home: the Story of the Sixties Generation in Canada" (1980); "No Kidding: Inside the World of Teenage Girls" (1987); and "Bloodlines" (1993). Her articles and short stories have appeared in several anthologies, and extensively in periodicals such as "Chatelaine", "Maclean's", "Saturday Night", and "Canadian Forum". She has contributed radio, television, and film scripts to the CBC and the National Film Board, and has written stage plays. She has lectured widely in Canada and has taught courses, workshops, and seminars across the country. Myrna Kostash has been heavily involved with a number of professional organizations, serving on the executive of the Writers Union of Canada, the Periodical Writers of Canada, and the Alberta Writers Guild. She was on the Board of Directors of NeWest Press from 1982-1989. She was named Max Bell Professor of Journalism at the University ofRegina in 1989, and received the Alberta Achievement Award in 1989. Myrna Kostash resides in Edmonton.