Susanne Scheibler, born in Stralsund, was for many years the editor-in-chief of a large and well-known German publishing house (Lübbe). Before that she was active as a actor on German and Austrian stages. She wrote her first novel at 20. Many publications followed: novels, serials and short stories. She lived near Cologne. Her story - telling craft lay predominately in the large historical novel. “It appeals to me” she said once in an interview. “To present the fate of people whose lives are influenced by historical events, changed or completely turned inside out.” Susanne Scheibler died in 2003.