Kimberley Jochl was born and raised among the rolling hills in Lee, Massachusetts. She has a twin sister who literally looks just like her. They fool people all the time and during their teens and early twenties competed together on the United States Alpine Ski Team. Eventually, Kimberley graduated from college, then got married and now has a college-age daughter. They have a family dog named Snoopy who has an adorable, yet sometimes self-serving personality and was rescued from a shelter. Kimberley's adventures of earning a pilot's license led to the writing of Hardly Easy. She is the vice president at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and lives with her husband in the Village of Sugar Mountain, North Carolina.