Cristina Rizzuto is the author of The Music Makers (Blaurock Press, 2012). She earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and a Certificate in Creative Publishing from Humber College. Her writing has appeared in magazines and journals, including Dragnet Magazine, Open Book Toronto, Best Ultra Short Poems, a Canadian poetry anthology published by the Ontario Poetry Society, and on CBC Canada Writes. Cristina is a member of CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts) and the AICW (Association of Italian-Canadian Writers). She is the recipient of the La Rocca Bursary Award, the 2012 Mattia International Poetry Award, and the 2012 City of Vaughan RAVE Award in Literary Arts.