Jennifer Anne Kogler graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 2003 with a B.A. in English. While at Princeton she wrote Ruby Tuesday, which began as her senior thesis and became her first published novel. She is the youngest sibling to six brothers and a sister; a longtime fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers; and an annual participant in the Kogler family Christmas low-stakes poker tournament. She lives in California, where she was born and raised.