Nicholas Ruddock's award-winning poetry and fiction have been widely published in Canada and abroad. His story "How Eunice Got Her Baby" appeared in the Journey Anthology 19 and was produced by the Canadian Film Centre. His novel, The Parabolist (Doubleday, 2010), was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. Ruddock lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Nick Ruddock's How Loveta Got Her Baby is an antic collection of homespun stories of squids and chainsaws, far-fetched plans and less than immaculate conceptions. Characters appear and vanish and appear again in interlocking tales that open and close like a possessed accordion.--Mark Anthony Jarman, author of My White Planet and Dancing Nightly in the Tavern