Connie Hullander was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is quite simply a “word person,” who recently putlished her first novel for young adults called Snowstorm. Prior to writing her novel, she was an award-winning short story writer. Words and language are also her focus in her other occupation as a French instructor in a┬átechnical college. Through teaching in both high school and college, she gained an understanding of young adults and the challenges faced by so many of them.┬áConnie lives with her husband in South Carolina.