Milena Baisch was born in 1976 and grew up in Wuppertal. She wrote her first children's book in 1995 and since then has published numerous books particularly for the youngest readers.
Having studied script writing at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie in Berlin, she also writes scripts for TV series and films. In 2011, she was awarded the Jugendliteraturpreis for her children's book Anton taucht ab. Milena Baisch lives in Berlin.