MAVİSEL YENER AND AYTÜL AKAL
Mavisel Yener was born in 1962 in Ankara. She was actually trained as a dentist, but her passion to write drove her to produce many novels, poetry, theater plays, radio plays and short stories for children. She also writes book reviews and critics, prepares and broadcasts radio programs. Aytül Akal's childhood dream was to become a writer. After graduating from İzmir American College, she started to publish short stories, poems and tales. At the same time, she was active as a journalist. Aytül Akal is one of Turkey's most productive and passionate children's authors: She was nominated for ALMA in 2010 and is one of the most translated Turkish authors. The two writers often bring their forces together to produce lovely, humorous books for children.