Born in Missouri, Debra K. Dunlap became an Alaskan resident at the age of nine months when her parents traveled north on the Alcan & settled on a wilderness homestead. She holds a B.S. in Physics and a second B.S. in Paralegal Studies, both degrees earned while raising her five beloved children. Currently residing in a small Wyoming town, she spends her days working in the legal field and her nights writing (and playing computer games!). In her first YA novel, she weaves together her education, love of Alaska and experience as a Children’s Librarian to create a hidden world of magic in the far north.