Mina Scheller - Wildfeuer was born in Galicia (West Ukraine.) As a refugee, she came to Germany with her parents and eventually received a teacher's degree there. She also studied psychology. Consequentlywith that knowledge of human nature and a good novelist's instinct for details -- the characters in her books become alive and their stories fascinating. They will intrigue the reader from beginning to end. Mina immigrated to the United States as a young adult. She married, had fi ve children and lives with her husband in California.