Gesa Schwartz was born in 1980 in Gstade. She studied German Philology, Philosophy and German as a foreign language. For a long time, she has had a special interest in the genre of fantasy fiction. After graduating, she went on a one-year journey through Europe on the trail of the old storytellers. She received the German Fantasy Fiction Prize in 2011 for her debut “Grim. Das Siegel des Feuers” (‘Grim. The Signet of Fire’) in the category of Best German Fiction Debut. She currently lives near Hamburg in a circus wagon.
So far, she has published 8 books for young people and adults. “Emily Bones” is her 10th book on the market – and her first children’s book.