Sasha Peyton Smith grew up in the mountains of Utah surrounded by siblings, books, and one very old cat. She attended the University of Utah and the George Washington University where she studied biology and public health. She is not a witch, though she does own a lot of crystals and always knows what phase the moon is in. She lives in Washington D.C. with her partner and collection of porcelain hands. The Witch Haven, an instant New York Times best seller, is her debut novel.