Kate Cumiskey is a writer living in the coastal town of Edgewater, Florida, not far from UCF, with her husband of thirty-three years and their sons. Kate came to Florida from her native Alabama when her father, a rocket scientist, transferred from Redstone Arsenal to Cape Canaveral. Kate grew up on the lovely island at New Smyrna Beach, and attended the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, and the University of North Carolina. She is the author of several books, including Surfing in New Smyrna Beach and Yonder. Kate retired from UCF in 2015 to write full-time.