Colleen Hofstadter Hlavac was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent many childhood summers visiting her relatives in Switzerland. She completed her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley. After graduation, Colleen felt it was time for some adventure. She became a flight attendant for United Airlines and worked for the company for eleven years both as a flight attendant and eventually as an Inflight Supervisor. While flying, she was able to complete graduate degrees in both Counseling and Human Behavior. She continues to reside in the Bay Area with her husband and their four children. When Colleen isn’t spending time with family and friends or writing, you can often find her with her beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Trixie, and her mischievous, yet lovable, orange cat, Romeo.