Alisa Smith is an award-winning journalist and author. Her best-selling first book, The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating (Random House, 2007), won the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, the Canadian Culinary Book Award and the American Cordon d’Or Award of Literary Merit. She has contributed to many publications including Outside, Reader's Digest, Canadian Geographic, Explore and the National Post, and she is the recipient of several National Magazine Awards. She is a securities regulator and certified fraud examiner who lives in Vancouver, BC, where she is working on the sequel to Speakeasy, Doublespeak.