Beate Teresa Hanika, born in Regensburg in 1976, is a photographer. From 1997 onwards, she worked as a model in several European cities for several years. Since her tenth year she has written stories and poems.

Her first novel "Little Red Riding Hood has to cry" (2009) was already awarded with the Oldenburg Children's and Youth Book Prize. "A book that makes courage. Courage to face truths and to express them. Clear, precise and poetic," Mirjam Pressler noted in her laudation.

Beate Teresa Hanika lives near Regensburg.