Kellen Hertz was born in Canada and raised in California’s Central Valley. She started her first novel at twelve, which was tragically left unfinished after the first chapter became lost in a sea of library books on the floor of her room. She overcame her sorrow by reading and writing a lot, and then went to Yale and UCLA and read and wrote some more. She’s written plays and screenplays, directed a movie, and written or produced over 80 hours of prime-time and cable television. She loves flea markets, old maps, coffee, words and all the flavors they come in, and most of all, her family. She lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles.