Ginny Bitting was born in Mystic, CT, and still lives there. She attended local schools, until high school when her family moved to England she attended boarding school. After college, she met her husband, Ken, singing in the Westerly Chorus, and had a daughter, Adrienne, who also joined the chorus. They sailed every summer from Fishers Island Sound to Cape Cod and then to Maine with their cat Pearl. She is still hard at work on her manuscript, Through the Cut, a memoir that charts the course of her relationship with her husband and the sea. Over that year she learns to navigate rock-strewn cuts, opposing currents, and the intricacies of love, tragedy, secrecy and denial. After teaching for 34 years, she retired last June and now lives a life of leisure.