Ana Tajder was born in Zagreb, Croatia, to actress/artist Jagoda Kaloper and architect Radovan Tajder. When bombs reached Zagreb in 1991, she fled to Vienna, where she graduated with an MBA and collected extensive work experience in diplomacy, marketing and advertising. Her first novel “From Barbie to Vibrator” was published in Croatia in 2008 and Austria in 2009. In 2010, she was awarded the prestigious “Austrian State Grant for Literature” for “Titoland.” The book was published in Austria in 2012 and Croatia in 2013. It received extensive media coverage and was nominated for various awards. Ana writes for German, Austrian and Croatian newspapers and magazines and is finishing a PhD in Sociology about singles and capitalism. Never giving up on ballet, her first passion, Ana is a certified New York City Ballet Workout instructor. She is currently at work on her next book while splitting her time between Vienna and Los Angeles. Ana is a member of IG Autorinen Autoren, Presseclub Concordia and Literar-Mechana. Ana is married to American bestselling author and screenwriter Nic Kelman. They have one son.