Kristina Dunker is one of Germany’s top authors for teens. She was born in 1973 in Dortmund, Germany, and published her first book at the age of seventeen. Since then, Kristina has written many novels for children and young adults and received several awards and scholarships, including the young literary prize in the city of Voerde. Her books have been turned into musicals by fans and have been set to music by the New Philharmonic Orchestra in Düssledorf. She is a freelance writer based in Castrop-Rauxel and holds regular lectures, discussions, and writing workshops for young people. In all, Kristina has written more than twenty books.