Robin Ballard was born in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art she currently lives in Switzerland. She has written and illustrated numerous books for children including "Zeig mir ein Tier", her first picture book in German. After an inspiring trip to Egypt she wrote the young-adult novel "The Archivist". Since then she has completed her Lost Spells of Egypt trilogy, with the second book in the series, "The Sage" and finally the "The Singer".