Dr Andreas Maeckler, born in Germany in 1958, studied history, art history and modern German literature. He has helped many people write and publish their own biographies. He has acted as a ghostwriter and co-author, and has worked with internationally known soccer coach Rudi Gutendorf and the Austrian painter Gottfried Helnwein. In 2004 he founded the Biography Center (Biographiezentrum) – an association of German-speaking personal historians. In 2008, he created the Academy of the Biography Center (Akademie des Biographiezentrums) to help biographers reach their full potential. Andreas Maeckler’s biography writing courses have been highly successful in Germany, and have been made available internationally since 2011.