A professional writer and editor for many years, Alida Durham Clemans decided in 2018 to follow her heart and pursue a career as a children’s author. She grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, and holds a degree in English and journalism from the State University of New York at Albany. Alida, the mother of two, lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and a scruffy rescue dog. When she’s not writing kid lit, she works as a writer for an independent school. Until the Ocean Freezes is her first book.