Patti Olson is a freelance writer, teacher, and radio broadcaster. Her passion for writing and broadcasting began with her studies at the University of Alaska–Fairbanks. To help finance her education, she worked as an all-night DJ at a radio station. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in education and spent the majority of her career working as an office administrator for engineering firms. For three years she produced and recorded a weekly Christian radio program for children. From 2002 until 2010, she and her husband, Dave, served as missionaries in Christian radio in nine countries. That experience was the inspiration for this book.
Patti and her husband, Dave, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and have two grown, married children and four grandchildren. Patti copyedits two Christian periodicals and teaches a weekly women's Bible study at her church.