E.S. Gaffney was born in upstate NY and grew up on the Philadelphia Main Line. Summers were
spent in a small lake town east of Syracuse where she learned to sail and horseback ride. She
earned a B.S. in Anthropology from Syracuse University and later she pursued a Master’s degree
in Underwater Archaeology. She spent multiple years in the USVI working for the Park Service
and USVI government as an archaeologist. She now resides and writes in Pennsylvania with her
husband, children, dogs, and chickens.