Glenda Goertzen was born, raised and educated in Saskatchewan, where most of her books take place. Though she spent many hours of her childhood writing stories, she initially chose a career in film and video production. She worked her way through a wide variety of multi-media positions, including producer and writer of a children’s program in Regina. Suddenly overwhelmed by a desire to be surrounded by books rather than television screens, she returned to school and studied to become a library technician. Shortly after launching into her library career, her bestselling novel, The Prairie Dogs, was published. Her signature style is a blend of humour and suspense set in environments where her love of hiking, biology and fascinating ecosystems plays a strong role. She lives in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, where she spends her days surrounded by books in various stages of completion.