OLFET AGRAMA was born in Egypt and earned a bachelor?s degree at the University of Ein Shams in Cairo. She later immigrated to the USA and received a master?s degree in English Literature from the University of California. She was CEO of Intersound, a dubbing and postproduction studio. She is presently on the board of directors of Harmony Gold, a television production and distribution company. She is married and has two children and six grandchildren. She is a painter, a sculptor, and has had numerous single exhibits in both Europe and the USA. She has traveled extensively and currently divides her time between Paris and Los Angeles. This is her first published novel.