A native of Southern California, Caroline Mertens moved to Colorado during high school. Her grandmother's immigration tales of adventure, love, pain, and redemption always provided ample amounts of hope, grace, and literary inspiration, as described in the story line of In Those Other Lands.
Caroline received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Colorado Christian University in the Denver area. After her own voyages overseas, Caroline returned to Colorado, where she met her husband. She's worked as a high school English teacher, non-profit writer, assistant to a Young Life director, and magazine editorial assistant, among other roles over the years, and currently teaches high school English in Colorado.
Caroline is passionate about her family, traveling, Indonesian food, and hiking with her chocolate lab.