About the Author

D. L. Gollnitz is an educator who dedicated her greatest energy 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. Her passion for a good story and intriguing characters fuel her inspiration to create fiction for entertainment.

The reading list that fills Gollnitz’s e-reader is very diverse. It reflects support of all writers. Fiction genres range from thriller and crime to suspense, cozy mystery to historical fiction, and family sagas. Audio books accompany her on walks and during full days of quilting. Physical book copies are her favorite for deep reading and analysis.

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 coaching and critique of any type of 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.