Otilia Greco was born in the Swiss Alps. She was educated in Switzerland, England, and France, and is fluent in six languages. She draws much of her inspiration from Greece where she guided tours. She graduated from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and worked as a travel guide in Greece. Greco and her husband worked internationally, lived for several years in California and now reside in Switzerland. She is also the author of DREAMS: An Odyssey of Love and Mystery and ANGELICAS'S DISCOVERIES: Romance and Journey to the New World (which received a 4 Star Review by Pacific Book Review). THE LADY with the PURPLE HAT is her third book and was "a Finalist by Book Excellence Awards".