Iveta Ongley was born in the Czech Republic and as a child loved pretending being a teacher, only to grow up to become one. Her love of reading was enticed by her dad, who would spend uncountable hours with his nose buried in books.
After meeting her husband when working in New Zealand, she settled in the beautiful country. They live in Auckland with their two daughters and two cats. She finds inspiration for her books in her children but they are also the greatest and most gorgeous distraction from writing.