Seraina Kobler is a journalist and author. After graduating, she worked as an editor for various daily and weekly newspapers. In the domestic section of the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" she was responsible for social issues before setting up her own writing studio in Zurich's old town. She is the mother of four children. Rain Shadow is her first novel. Her literary work has been supported by various foundations, as well as the Federal Office of Culture.