Dr. Ellie Cypher grew up in Northern California, graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in neuroscience and behavior. She has lived and worked all over the world but currently calls the great state of Tennessee home. When not writing, she can be found spending her time caring for all manner of creatures great and small, dreaming about traveling, or wandering about the beautiful Smoky Mountains with her husband and eleven-year-old black Lab.
The well-crafted settings use a variety of frozen landscapes, providing dangers and keeping the story grounded while giving it a strong sense of forward motion and progress. Jorie's first-person voice is distinctive without being distracting and well utilized in showing her emotional arc...inventive worldbuilding and a distinctive protagonist make for a solid debut. - Kirkus Reviews