Sydney Rossman-Reich lives in Orlando, Florida where she helps her family’s real estate business. Prior to the pandemic, Sydney spent most of her career building software at tech companies in Silicon Valley—she draws on these experiences heavily in her fiction. Sydney is a proud graduate of Viable Paradise Writers Workshop, a member of Clarion West’s ghost class of 2020, and is a Full Member of SFWA. She can be found on Twitter @sydkick
. Sydney would like to dedicate this story to the courageous woman it is loosely based on, her grandmother, Elizabeth Reich, and to her many family members who, unlike Grandma Lizzy, did not survive Auschwitz. You are not forgotten.