Born in 1975, Julia Bruns worked as a speechwriter for the Thuringian government for many years. Though she still occasionally lends her pen to speeches, she gives most of her time to writing thrillers. With Emos she has published novels that take place in her native Thuringia or at the edge of the Baltic and, under the pseudonym Clara Bernardi, she has begun an Italian series, two volumes of which have already been released by Dumont. Her forthcoming novel is set to be published with DTV.