Galila Ron-Feder-Amit was born in Haifa in 1949. She has a degree in biblical studies and Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For seven years she was foster-mother to 10 children from broken homes, and she recorded her experiences in a fictional series that was broadcast on radio and adapted for the stage and TV. The film, To Myself, won First Prize at the Frankfurt Children`s Film Festival. In 1972, she founded a children`s nature magazine. She has also been the editor of a science magazine for young readers and editor of a children`s magazine. Ron-Feder-Amit has published six novels for adults and about 250 books for children and youth, many of which have been broadcast, filmed and serialized in children`s and teen magazines. In 2008, she received the World Zionist Organization Award for Lifetime Achievement and Social Involvement.