SARAH ST.VINCENT grew up in a rural Pennsylvania community similar to the one in which this novel is set. She has worked as a legal fellow at the Center for Democracy & Technology and as a clerk at the International Court of Justice. She is currently a researcher and advocate on national security, surveillance, and domestic law enforcement for Human Rights Watch. She frequently writes on these topics and has been interviewed recently by such outlets as the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Reuters, NPR, and Bloomberg West. She lives in New York. Ways to Hide in Winter is her first novel.