Saija Kuusela (b. 1979) is a project manager for the Finnish Environment Institute’s Biodiversity Centre with expertise in forest biodiversity and climate change. As well as a PhD in Ecology Evolutionary Biology from the University of Helsinki, Kuusela has studied Creative Writing at the Open University of Jyväskylä. She lives with her Finnish Lapphund in a 100-year-old croft in the forest of Jaala in southern Finland. Kuusela enjoys daily meditations and walks along the coastal meadows. LOOK AT ME is her debut novel. She currently writing her second book AVALANCHE (working title), due out in 2022.