Elizabeth Enslin published her first book, While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal (Seal Press), in 2014, the year she turned 54. Her creative nonfiction and poetry appear in The Gettysburg Review, Crab Orchard Review, The High Desert Journal, The Raven Chronicles, Opium Magazine and In Posse Review. Recognition includes an Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Oregon Arts Commission, an Honorable Mention for the Pushcart Prize and a Notable for Best American Essays. She serves on the governing board of Fishtrap (“Writing in and about The West”) and assists Prescott College as an occasional graduate mentor and thesis reader. Currently working on a sequel to her first book, she lives in a straw bale house and raises garlic, pigs and yaks on a farm in the canyon country of northeastern Oregon.