Sara Hoskinson Frommer lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband, Gabe, a retired professor of psychology at Indiana University. Born in Chicago to Hoosier parents, she grew up in Hawaii and northern Illinois. She earned degrees in German from Oberlin College and Brown University, and studied briefly at the university in Tübingen, Germany. She taught German as a graduate teaching assistant at Brown. She has worked with a transportation economist, ethnologists, and foreign exchange students (having been an AFS exchange student to Germany herself). She was a writer and later senior editor at the Agency for Instructional Technology in Bloomington. A charter member of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra's viola section, Sara also has played for Gilbert & Sullivan productions in Bloomington and is a self-taught quilter who has finally finished and enjoys sleeping under the Indiana Puzzle quilt she was afraid would rot on the frames. These days she tutors an adult new reader in the VITAL program of the Monroe County Public Library. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and has served on the board of directors of Mystery Writers of America.