About the Author
This project began as a bunch of barista gossip scribbled in a notebook, written on smoke breaks and in-between shifts at one of those big corporate coffee chains in downtown Toronto, for Barista-Eyes-Only. Hidden in the backroom safe, this secret barista diary was eventually shared between co-workers, other cafés, passed on to customers, and then grew into a blog. Now, it's morphed into a full-length novel.
Like all good baristas, the real coffee girl prefers to stay behind a counter. Bibi Bilodeau is currently pulling shots in Iqaluit, Nunavut. But you can also find her onstage doing comedy or at airport, en route to her next adventure.
About the Illustrator
Sally Yue Lin (@sallyyuelin) is a Chinese Canadian writer living on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. She was born in Guangdong province, China and grew up in Treaty 6 and 7 territories, in what is now known as Alberta, Canada.
Her articles and poetry have been published in The Feathertale Review, daikon* zine, Wear Your Voice Magazine, Electric Literature, and 聲韻詩刊 Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine.
Sally and Coffee Girl became friends in Iqaluit, Nunavut through a mutual love of making arctic char sushi.