Carla Haslbauer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and grew up in the small town of Bad Nauheim. She works ?as a freelance illustrator since graduating from the Lucerne School of Art and Design. As a member of the comic group Corner Collective, she also regularly creates comics. She finds her inspiration in nature and in the everyday life around her. She likes to dig into her childhood memories and finds many stories worth telling. My Mother’s Delightful Deaths is her first picture book.