Susanne Straßer was born in Erding in 1976 and, following her intital training in drawing studied communication design in Munich and London. Her works have been internationally awarded and exhibited, amongst others at the biennial festival for illustration in Bratislava. Her picture book The Fairy Tale of a Princess Who Wanted to be in a Fairy Tale has been turned into a movie. Her board books So Far Up, So Light, So Heavy, Fox Goes for a Ride and Can I Be in the Middle, Please? were selected for the Leipzig Reading Compass. Her board book The Whale Takes a Bath has received the Troisdorf Picture Book Award in 2019. She sometimes teaches Illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and lives in Munich with her husband and two children.