İsmet Bertan was born in 1959. He graduated from Erzurum Atatürk University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature. After working as a teacher for some years, he moved to İzmir and started to work for TRT (Turkish Radio Television). In his childrens’s books, he shows that animals and man can live together in harmony. In his historical novel series for young adults, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” he tells extraordinary stories from different regions and periods of Anatolia.Besides writing children’s and young adult books, Bertan still produces educational, cultural and documentary programs for TRT. He lives in İzmir with his wife and two children.