Ju Honisch started writing at the age of twelve much to her parents' chagrin who thought she should apply her time to more useful endeavours. Decades later, useful endeavours still do not seem to be entirely her forte. She has lived in Germany and Ireland and currently abides in Hesse with too many books, too many musical instruments but only one husband. She has an MA in literary studies and history which explains her love for stories with an historical background.
For her first novel "Obsidian Secrets" (the German version: “Das Obsidianherz”) she received the German Fantasy Award (Deutscher Phantastik Preis) in 2009. The last book in the same series was awarded the SERAPH, the award for speculative literature given out by the Phantastische Akademie at the Leipzig Book Fair 2014.