Kelsey E. Gross grew up in Wisconsin and lived in New Mexico and California before returning to the Midwest. She now lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her partner, son, and silly, snow-loving pup. When she’s not writing, she looks for owls and other forest friends while hiking and skiing in the woods. Kelseyaims to write books that inspire readers of all ages to take care of one another and the natural world. Winter:A Solstice Story is her picture book debut. Find her online at KelseyEGross.com.