Nuria Amir was born on a Kibbutz (a collective village), along the banks of the Jordan River. She became a champion Israeli swimmer and broke a national record against all odds, inspired by her parents' beliefs, willpower and actions towards establishing the State of Israel.
Upon completing her military service, Nuria majored in physical education. She has taught and trained generations of swimmers and athletes. After the birth of her children, she and her family moved to the United States, where she obtained a Master's degree in communications. Her many jobs included teaching interpersonal communication courses and community center administration. She has managed a geological museum, the Society for the Protection of Nature, and more.
In addition to her last book, The Ones Who Won, Nuria has published two books on the subject of parent-child and couples' communication. She loves life and is a "people person." Nuria lives on a kibbutz where she enjoys nature and her favorite hobbies: writing, gardening, trekking and traveling.