Kate Harris is a writer with a knack for getting lost, most notably on the Silk Road during a very long bicycle ride. That journey took nearly a year, and writing a book about it is taking even longer, proof that spinning words is infinitely harder, at least for her, than spinning wheels. In all endeavors, though, she hopes to emulate Ellen’s spirit of adventure, poetic sensibility, and boundless appreciation for the absurd. Kate is a proud and grateful recipient of the 2012 Ellen Meloy Desert Writer’s Award. She lives off-grid near Atlin, BC, in a log cabin insulated with books, among them all of Ellen's.