Meredith Jaeger has lived and travelled around the world, spending periods in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Australia. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, born and raised in Berkeley, California. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Meredith holds a BA in Modern Literature. While working at a San Francisco startup, Meredith fulfilled a lifelong dream to write a novel, the result of which was THE DRESSMAKER'S DOWRY. Like the character Hannelore Schaeffer, Meredith is also the daughter of a European immigrant, who moved to California in search of a better life. Meredith lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their English bulldog. She's currently at work on her next novel.