Ilona Einwohlt was born in 1968 in Pinneberg and actually wanted to become a nutritionist. Then she read Simone de Beauvoir’s chemistry lecture «The Other Sex» and devoted herself to literature.
The German and Hispanic student has long since become a successful author of children’s and young adult books, who likes to dedicate herself to mid-life issues. Ilona Einwohlt lives with her family in Darmstadt. «Mohnschwestern» is her fiction debut.