Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school, travelled the world, working for a period at a Red Cross hospital in Japan. Sally's first novel, Ways to Live Forever, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and she has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Costa Children's Book Award, and the Carnegie Medal, twice. She lives in Liverpool with her husband and two sons.
Bethan Woollvin is the author and illustrator of Macmillan Childrens Book Prize winning Little Red, which was chosen as one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books 2016. She graduated with a first class honours degree in Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and she now lives in Sheffield.