Anette Beckman was born in 1974 and grew up in Hamburg. She studied communication design in Berlin. She is the publisher of the children’s publishing house Tulipan. A few years ago, she started writing herself. Her first novel Wann, wenn nicht morgen was published by dtv. Carlotta, Henri und das Leben is her debut in children's books. She lives with her husband and two children in Berlin-Pankow.