Born in Manhattan, Olivia Rigal spent her youth going back and forth between the United States and France.
She lived and studied in both countries.
While studying she kept herself busy with a variety of jobs.
She worked in the Clignancourt Flea Market as well as in a Parisian recording studio.
In Manhattan, she was a dog groomer and then an administrative assistant in a famous English auction house.
Olivia settled in France to raise her family. She travelled throughout South East Asia and has a special fondness for Laos and Thailand.
When her law practice does not keep her busy in Paris, she runs away to write novels in her Florida home next to MacArthur Beach State Park.
In 2013, she started publishing short novels in English.
The stories she tells stand alone. However her characters often meet so you can run into them again in several stories.