Elizabeth Cain is a native Californian educated at Alhambra High School, the University of Redlands, and the University of California at Berkeley where she earned a lifetime secondary teaching credential. She taught for 31 years in Ventura County. In 1994, she and her husband, Jerome, moved to Lincoln, Montana, where she occasionally teaches poetry at the local K-12 school. She has had many poems published, won numerous poetry awards, and had two poems set to music for chorus and orchestra. In the “last best place” she and Jerry have ridden their horses on the beautiful wilderness trails which begin at their back door and in the winter months have enjoyed running a team or two of sled dogs and skied through miles of snowbound land. In 2014, Elizabeth ran for the Montana State legislature but lost with almost 29% of the vote! Her published works include: a non-fiction book about a Morgan horse titled They Call Me Sunny; her first novel, Once to Every Man, a story set mostly in Tanzania; two sequels to that novel, Ark for the Brokenhearted and Thirst; two books about a Nevada ranching family, Almost Paradise and Dancing in the Red Snow; and a Southern California piece with a chronicle of eleven short stories entwined within the primary drama, Applause. She is currently working on a fourth sequel to her African series, called What Love Has Done, which brings one of her characters back to America to learn what happened to her great-grandfather, who worked for the Roses, the protagonists of the Nevada novels! Other projects will include a true story of a Lab/ Border collie mix, The Dog Next Door, and a volume of African photographs from her trip in 2012 with poetry inspired by the people, places, and animals of that fantastic country. Other hobbies include singing, playing flute and piano, running (knees permitting), painting (watercolor), and riding Gringo, her Grand Prix dressage Arabian, pictured on the cover of Almost Paradise cantering for Liz without a bridle.