Antje Babendererde born in 1963, grew up in Thuringia and was employed by a special medical facility for psychiatrics and neurology as a therapist working with children. Since 1996, she has been a freelance author with a special interest in the culture, history and contemporary situation of Native Americans. Her sensitive coming-of-age novels for adults and juveniles on this topic are not only based on her intense research, and trips to the U.S., but are also highly praised by reviewers.
The total number of copies sold of her books published is 500,000 copies. She writes exclusively for Arena Verlag (Germany).