Susan Alice Bickford was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Central New York. Her passion for technology pulled her to Silicon Valley, where she became an executive at a leading technology company. She now works as an independent consultant, and continues to be fascinated by all things high tech. She splits her time between Silicon Valley and Vermont.Her first novel,A Short Time to Die, launched her career as an acclaimed writer of dark suspense. Visit her on Facebook or at www.susanalicebickford.com.