Barbara Langhorst taught for five years at the University of Alberta while she earned her Ph.D. in English literature In 2002, she fell in love with rural Saskatchewan and became an instructor at St. Peter’s College, where she is now the Academic Programs Manager. She directs the Writing Diploma Program, chairs St. Peter's College's Academic Council, is responsible for a variety of administrative projects, and teaches Canadian Literature (ENG 253) and the Introduction to Literature and Composition courses (ENG 110, 113, and 114). She also teaches two online classes, namely Canadian Drama (ENG 358) and Western Canadian Literature (ENG 359), and is a mentor in the Master’s of Fine Arts in Writing Program at the University of Saskatchewan. Over the years, she has received three awards for teaching and two book awards for poetry. She is now writing a novel. She shares an acreage with her husband, daughter, three cats, an energetic black lab, two horses, and the local wildlife.