Giana Gallardo Hesterberg was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, and graduated from the Fine Arts Program at Lopez High School in 2000. She studied at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2004. She published her first book, Stories by the Seashore, in March of 2019. Her second book, Music, Music, You Can Too!, a nonfiction children’s book, was released on July 8, 2020. Hesterberg lives in South Texas with her husband, three children and a dog.