C. J. Lavigne is a Canadian speculative fiction writer. She is also a professional communications scholar who has, additionally, been a freelance editor, an English teacher, a marketing manager, a tech support supervisor, a barista, and even — briefly — a radio DJ. She has a Ph.D. in communications studies, a master’s in English literature, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Her short fiction has been published in venues including On Spec, Fusion Fragment, Augur Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction, and her debut novel, In Veritas (NeWest Press, 2020), was shortlisted for the 2023 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Speculative Fiction and the 2021 Crawford Award, as well as being named the 2021 Alberta Book Publishers Association Speculative Fiction Book of the Year.
C. J. grew up in multiple hometowns, but she most often claims Ottawa, Ontario, or Red Deer, Alberta, with a little Nova Scotia thrown in. Wherever she is, she probably has a cat with her, and she’s never terribly far from her next coffee.