Karla Schmidt is a German cross-genre author of short fiction, novelettes, and novels. Her work has been nominated for the German Science Fiction, Kurd LaBwitz, and German Phantastik Prizes ("Alone, on the Wind" was nominated for all three). In 2009, her short story "Weg mit Stella Maris" ("Away with Stella Maris") won the German Science Fiction Prize for Best German-language Short Story.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in Berlin. In addition to editing for publishing houses and self-published authors, she develops material for Schule des Schreibens (School of Writing) and teaches in its novel-writing workshop.