Jana Bauer (1975) grew up in Kočevje and spent her summers at her grandma's near the river Kolpa. Her father told stories with passion which consequently influenced the development of her imaginary world. After she finished with studying dramaturgy at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, she dedicated her time to writing fantasy stories for children. Her writing is recognized for her mischievous and vivacious heroes as well as convincing and suspense stories. Even though her stories are meant for children, their magic and originality enthrall readers of all generations. Her book Groznovilnica v Hudi hosti was nominated for awards večernica in desetnica in 2013. Jana also received a sign of quality Zlata hruška.