Jan DeBlieu is the author of five nonfiction books and is a national medalist in literature. She has led writing workshops and clinics for all ages, in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses. She is also known for her work as a conservationist and activist. DeBlieu’s work has been widely anthologized, and she has published dozens of articles and essays in literary journals and well-known national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Audubon,and Orion. Her current work, including her forthcoming book, Searching for Seva: The Path to Selfless Service explores how ordinary people can help change the lives of others in need.