Kim Deister was born and raised in a tiny town in the wilds of northern New York that is less than six hours from the Arctic Circle, a pretty college town called Potsdam. She grew up in a family of lawyers and teachers and bucked all the traditions to run off and wear combat boots in the US Army as a Signals Intelligence Analyst (no jokes!) and a linguist. She also worked as a tech writer for Corning Glass Works, which was an entirely different kind of writing.
Living the Army life has allowed Kim to travel all over and much of that has seeped into her books. She has a love of strong female characters, tropical places, and flipping traditional themes on end. She loves that words can take one out of the existing world and let the unimaginable become imaginable. When she’s not writing, she’s probably on the beach, with her nose deep in a book.