Lloyd Ratzlaff brings the prairie landscape to life through a capacious imagination charged with wonder and the gentle irony of an awareness tempered by time and love. A remarkable new talent in the burgeoning field of literary non-fiction, Ratzlaff connects with the challenges posed by scepticism and belief, countering both the cynicism and doctrinairism of contemporary life with a renewed praise of the profound depths of the spirit and the natural world. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Ratzlaff currently makes his living as a writer in Saskatoon. He has worked as a freelance writer and columnist, a school counsellor in the Saskatoon Catholic school system, a lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan, and as a Minister at several churches in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Both his creative non-fiction and professional pieces have been widely published throughout Canada. He lives in Saskatoon.