Ronit Chacham was born in Israel in 1950 and studied English literature and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has worked as an editor, has taught drama and puppetry to children and adults, and has developed educational programs. She currently produces and directs street theater events and community theater. Chacham has published over 30 books for children and a novel for adults, as well as plays and TV scripts for children. Her book, Five Wacky Witches (Carnegie Hill Press), won the Israel Museum Prize (1994) and was included in the anthologyThe Best Children's Books in the World published by Abrams, New York.