Born in Detroit, Colleen Gleasonspent most of her adult life in Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receving her BA in Enlgish and later went on to obtain her MBA from the University of Michigan in Flint.
After more than fifteen years of sales, marketing, and management experience in the health care industry, Colleen began her own health insurance agency, which she owned and operated for several years. However, her pssion has always been writing fiction, and in late 2005, she sold her first two books to New American Library, a division of The Penguin Group.
Her debut novel, The Rest Falls Away, the first in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles, was released to acclaim in 2007. Publishers Weekly cited Colleen in a cover story about promising new romance novelists, and joined other media in giving The Rest Falls Away glowing reviews.
As of 2010, Coleen has published five novels in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles (with NAL) and three books writing as Joss Ware for Avon. Her books have been translated into five languages besides English, creating an international fan base.
Colleen currently lives near Ann Arbor and writes full-time.