Kerstin Hau was born in 1974 and lives with her family in Darmstadt where she works as a freelance author. She studied Media Systems Design at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and Specialist Journalism at the German School of Specialist Journalism in Berlin. She won a scholarship to the Academy of Children’s Media and is a graduate of the STUBE correspondence course in children’s and YA literature in Vienna. Before these studies, she worked as a physiotherapist and fitness trainer.
Kerstin Hau learned that everything new emerges from darkness and that true love is immortal. Those are the twin inspirations for her stories, which talk – sometimes in concrete terms, at others poetically, always sensitively – about human relations, challenges and solutions. She is a member of the “Die Mainautoren” network.