Renée E. D’Aoust’s first book Body of a Dancer (Etruscan Press) was a Foreword Reviews “Book of the Year” finalist and she is the recipient of grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, and a fellowship from the NEA Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism. She is the winner of the “Midnight Sun Fiction Award” from Permafrost and the “Intro to Journals Nonfiction Award” from AWP, and six of her essays have received “Notable” listings in the Best American Essays series. D’Aoust volunteers as a mentor for AWP’s “Writer to Writer” program, as an Idaho Master Forest Steward, and as an editor/writer for Women Owning Woodlands. She teaches online at North Idaho College and Casper College, and lives in Idaho and Switzerland. Please visit: www.reneedaoust.com.