Colette Omans Nicoletta was born in St. Paul Minnesota and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended college in Boston, Massachusetts and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After graduating, she spent time as a textile designer in New York City, and a surface materials designer in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Writing and illustrating children’s picture books is a life long dream for Colette. She published her first in December 2008, There’s a Frog on My Forehead. It received a Mom’s Choice Gold award in the category of Children’s Picture Book – Basic Concepts. It was also honored as a National Indie Excellence Award finalist.
The success of her first book has led to the second, Allison Investigates, launching in 2010. This book is available in both English and Spanish versions.
She is currently a K-5th grade art teacher in Minnesota. Colette lives with her husband Claudio, two children, Allison and Emily, and cat Matilda.