Jen Waite grew up on the coast of Maine. After graduating from Vassar College she moved to New York City for ten years, where she first worked in finance and then pursued acting and modeling. She moved back to Maine in 2015 shortly after the birth of her daughter, Vivienne. She is the author of the international bestseller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing which details the discovery that her ex-husband was leading a double life. Survival Instincts is her debut novel. She lives in Southern Maine with her six-year-old daughter and is currently at work on her third book.