Gabriele Kuppe: Gabriele Kuppe was born in the Rhineland. She grew up in the Ruhr area, went to school there and since 1978 her life has been back in the Rhineland. As a child, she liked to write stories, which remained unpublished. Other hobbies are music and dancing. However, her path initially steered in a completely different direction. After graduating from high school, Gabriele Kuppe worked by a lawyer for a number of years until she started working as a typist and later as a customer advisor in a mortgage bank. The author has been writing books since 2011 and she wants to encourage and inspire other people.