Kristen Granata was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1986. She moved to Staten Island with her parents when she was two-years old, and lived there for almost twenty years. Kristen attended community college, and became a teacher in 2012. She self-published her first novel, Collision, in March 2018, and the sequel, Avoidance, in August 2018. She is currently working on a third novel. She lives in Howell, New Jersey, with her wife and two step-daughters.