Lorene Cary penned the highly acclaimed book, Black Ice, an autobiographical account of her years at St. Paul's Prep School in New Hampshire. Cary was among the first African American women to break into the predominantly white male establishment at the school. She believes that her primary role as an author is to "deliver a story that matters and tell it until it sings." In earlier years, Cary worked at TV Guide as an assistant editor, and as a writer for Newsweek. Cary now resides with her family in Philadelphia, where she is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.