Peripatetic by nature and a poet by design, Cara worked for a bank and charity before focusing on writing. Now based in Toronto, she has lived in Malaysia, Kenya and Austria. She has been published in The Fiddlehead, paperplates.org and bonjourparis.com. This worldly Ottawa native values her sandalwood Buddha and her unwieldy postcard and Canadian literature collections. Find her at belledejournal.com.