Tony Ross

2017-12-05T16:59:28+00:00

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat’s [...]

Jeanne Willis

2017-12-05T16:50:02+00:00

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (non-fiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. She lives in North London with [...]

Jimmy Thomson

2017-12-05T16:40:42+00:00

Jimmy Thomson has written three military histories of sappers (Army Engineers), a true crime memoir set in Kings Cross and the biographies of cricketer Shane Watson and dual rugby internationalist Wendell Sailor. He is also a successful TV scriptwriter, having created three TV drama series: Breakers (set in Bondi), Crash Palace (set in [...]

Patricia Forde

2017-11-28T12:11:19+00:00

Patricia Forde has written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. She lives with one husband, two teenagers, and a dog called Ben in a house in the middle of a small wood in Galway, Ireland. In her spare time she collects vintage children’s books and reads them [...]

Alison Lester

2017-11-23T15:37:09+00:00

Alison grew up on a farm overlooking the sea and first rode a horse as a baby in her father’s arms. She still lives in the country and still rides her horse whenever she can. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the [...]

Kevin Sheedy

2017-11-23T15:36:08+00:00

Kevin Sheedy is one of the Australian Football League’s most enduring figures. A player and coach over five decades, Kevin has an unsurpassed record of involvement in over 1000 games and seven premierships. He began his career at Prahran Football Club in the Victorian Football Association in 1964. After playing in a premiership [...]

Charlotte Smith

2017-10-13T10:19:44+00:00

Charlotte Smith is the owner of The Darnell Collection and the author of One Enchanted Evening, Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel. Inheriting a vintage fashion collection of more than 3000 treasures from her Quaker godmother Doris Darnell in 2004 changed her life. It is now her career. Her collection has grown [...]

Grant Cowan

2017-10-13T10:18:00+00:00

After studying fashion design in Australia Grant Cowan moved to London to further his career and worked as an illustrator on magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Red magazine. He has a degree in fine arts, majoring in painting, from the National Art School in Sydney and has taught at various institutions. His [...]

Briony Stewart

2017-08-29T10:55:39+00:00

Briony Stewart is an award-winning writer and illustrator from Western Australia. She has a double degree in Fine Art and Creative Writing and is passionate about all forms of art for kids and the young at heart. When she’s not writing or drawing, Briony can be found programming events, projects and art activities [...]

Emma Middleton

2017-08-29T10:46:11+00:00

Emma Middleton is a writer, illustrator and dance teacher. After a fifteen-year career as a professional dancer, during which time she performed for the Vienna Ballet, Emma became a dance teacher at her own ballet school. Emma’s passion is to create stories that will enhance a child’s sense of wonder, delight and unlimited [...]

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