Elif Konar Özkan was born in 1976 in Istanbul. She completed her primary, secondary and high school education in Istanbul. She got her Bachelor's degree at Selçuk University at the department of Pre-school Teaching (2000) and did her MA at the department of Turkish Language and Literature (Fatih University-2003) and Child Development and Education (Selçuk University-2004). She published various articles on child development and literature and edited many books in this very field. She is still pursuing her PhD at Turkish Education at Marmara University.