born 1962 in Aachen (Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany) is a German writer of children’s books.
He grew up in Pruem (Eifel), and studied Germanistik, Philosophy, and History in Freiburg, Münster and Frankfurt. He lived and worked as a free-lance writer first in Frankfurt/Main, then five years in Thessaloniki, Greece. From 2000 to 2015 Martin Ebbertz lived with his wife and two children in Boppard on the Rhine River. Since 2015 he has lived in Frankfurt and Offenbach am Main.
His first children’s book Josef, der zu den Indianern will appeared in 1992. His best known book is Little Mr Jaromir (Der kleine Herr Jaromir), which was also translated into English, Dutch and Chinese.