Beverly Akerman’s short story collection, The Meaning of Children, was published in Canada by Exile Editions in 2012.rnAfter over two decades in molecular genetics research, Beverly realized she’d been learning more and more about less and less. Skittish at the prospect of knowing everything about nothing, she turned, for solace, to writing, winning myriad awards for her efforts. She recently received her third Pushcart nomination. Her nonfiction and academic work have appeared in Maclean’s Magazine, The Toronto Star, The National Post, The Montreal Gazette and on CBC Radio One (Canada’s NPR-equivalent), as well as in numerous lay publications and learned journals. It pleases her strangely to believe she’s the only Canadian fiction writer ever to have sequenced her own DNA.