D. L. Gollnitz is an educator who was dedicated to coaching young writers in high school classrooms. After earning a doctorate in education, she served for many years in public school administration. Current work includes assisting a local school district with grant writing.

Gollnitz lives in the Midwest with her husband and enjoys the four seasons that inspire creativity. She enjoys quilting and participates in a local sewing group that creates joyful quilts for patients in hospice care.

The reading list that fills her e-reader is very diverse. It reflects support of all writers, from Pulitzer prize winners to indie publishers. Genres range from thriller and crime to suspense, cozy mystery, and family sagas. Gollnitz considers fiction writing to be both a skill and an art, and other writers always inspire her next chapter.

Gollnitz has published academic work and fiction, as well as newsletter articles for philanthropic and fundraising organizations. Gollnitz is available for editing and critique of any type of writing.