Hannah Kollef was born on the anniversary of Genghis Khan's death. She believes this is responsible for her poor table manners and love of pillaging.Hannah earned her BA in Japanese and Political Science at Washington and Lee University. Upon graduating, she decided to pursue writing and published her first novel, "To Wake the Shadows." In October 2012 she published the first in her new Paths series, titled "Path of Needles." She also launched her new website, hannahkollef.com, a multimedia collaboration with input from a variety of talented musicians and artists. In addition to her novels, Hannah has been published in various magazines including In General magazine and Hometown Quarterly. She has also worked as a freelance copywriter, editor, and social media consultant. She currently lives in Prague, where she works as a Trinity Certified English Teacher.