Lisa Preston is the author of Orchids and Stone, as well as several nonfiction books on animal care. Her experiences as a mountain climber, fire-department paramedic, and police sergeant are channeled into fiction that is suspenseful, fast-paced, and well acquainted with human drama. She has lived in Ariz., Calif., and Alaska. and now makes her home in western Washington. Visit her at LisaPreston.com and on Facebook.