S. Rose is a Massachusetts native, happily living in North Central Florida since 2002, where she’s never seen snow again and the only ice is in the freezer. She makes her home in rural High Springs with two dogs, a parrot and two tanks of saltwater fish. When not writing (or cleaning up after her animal companions) she delights in swimming and kayaking the sublime Ichetucknee River, and often swims with manatees during the winter months. Sienna calls these excursions her “daytrips to heaven.” Sienna graduated magna cum laude with a BA in psychology from UMASS Boston in 1996. She went on to earn an M.Ed. in school counseling at Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA. She works as an independent educational consultant and advocate for students with disabilities.In 2012, Sienna self-published her first novel, Bridge Ices Before Road, followed by a two-part science fiction saga, Song of the Manatee.