Hollie Smurthwaite is the author of The Color of Trauma, a romantic suspense novel and winner of the 2020 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project contest for adult fiction. She lives in Chicago with her husband, son, and too few pets. She is active in the Chicago writing community as a member of Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop, Sisters In Crime, Chicago Writers Association, and a co-organizer for Just Write Chicago, a Meetup group. In past lives, she’s been a massage therapist, belly dancer, and office manager. She doesn’t recommend the office management.