Author Rochelle Majer Krich was born in Germany to Holocaust survivors. She lived in New Jersey and New York before moving to Los Angeles in 1960. She received a masters degree in English from U.C.L.A. and taught high school English for eighteen years. During this time, she received the Milken Families Foundation Award for Distinguished Educator of the Year and the Samuel Belkin Memorial Award for professional achievement. In 1990, she published her first novel, Wheres Mommy Now?, which won the Anthony Award. She also writes the Jessie Drake series and the Molly Blume series. Dead Air won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Mystery or Suspense and Grave Endings won the Mary Higgins Clark and Calavera Awards.