D.J. Colbert was born and raised in the Boston area of Massachusetts. After college she moved with her husband Jeff to Southern California where she has enjoyed living for over 30 years. Her home is filled with the products of her creativity, from watercolors to miniature houses and sculpture. She loves yoga and pilates, dance and movement and music of all types, especially Spanish guitar. She is an avid reader and is the author of many short stories, and has even illustrated a few. An active participant in her community, she has been a founding member of two women's charitable giving circles that support health and the arts for children in the L.A. area. DJ has two grown children and a sweet granddaughter named Brooke. She is currently finishing the screenplay for The Girl witth35 Names, which is her first novel.