Sandra Perron served 13 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and was the country’s first female infantry officer. She is a senior partner with A New Dynamic Enterprise Inc. and a past member of the board of governors for the Corps des Commissionaires du Quebec. She is the founder and president of the Imagine Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting a school that shelters Albino orphans in Tanzania. Perron lives in Gatineau, Que. Excerpted and adapted from Out Standing in the Field: A Memoir by Canada’s First Female Infantry Officer, copyright © 2017 Sandra Perron. Published by Cormorant Books. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved. The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize winner will be announced at the Politics & the Pen gala in Ottawa on May 9. www.writerstrust.com
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