Katie Welch’s story ‘Heartleaf Philodendron’ was published on April 1, 2018, in Issue 2 of Florida’s Longleaf Review. A young man living in Vancouver’s West End attempts to seduce his neighbour with a plant.
Katie Welch is an author, music teacher, and performer who was born in upstate New York in 1968, she moved to Ottawa as a child, eventually becoming a Canadian citizen. Welch has a degree in English literature from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Professor Northrop Frye at the University of Toronto, which proved to be an experience that further galvanized her writing. An avid traveler, she has extensively explored Canada as well as the world. Welch has two daughters who share her love for the natural world. She currently lives in Kamloops, British Columbia with her partner, Will Stinson. View all posts by Katie Welch