When Ottilia Scherschel started sixth grade, she learned her fifth language. Her immigrant parents wandered throughout Europe and Latin America, waiting for papers to enter the United States. Today, she lives in Southern California. After a successful career in international communications, she took up writing romantic suspense stories set in foreign climes.
Her first novel DARING THE DRAGON, takes place in China and her second, A KISS TOO LONG, is set in Hungary and Italy. You can read one of her short stories in ROMANCING THE PAGES, an anthology by the Orange County Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
Ottilia loves to pack a suitcase and can get by for two weeks with a carry-on and five wardrobe pieces. She travels to visit family, friends and any food or wine purveyor around the world. When she is not writing, she can be found at the movies, at the gym, or in the kitchen cooking for her family and friends.