Ann Pinson Cassin worked as an anthropologist and English teacher in Iceland for five years. She also was a science writer for The American Museum of Natural History, Science Service, and Scholastic Magazines. A short story, "Hibernal Onding" appeared in The Taj Mahal Review, December 2008. A short story, "Mavis Lamb Needs Geologist for Oregon Gold Mine," was in the June through September 2011 monthly online journal issues of Long Story Short. She has a doctorate in anthropology from Stony Brook University and a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.