Malachy Doyle was born in Northern Ireland. He is a best-selling and award-winning author of many children's books. He has won the Nestle Silver Award, Tir na n-Og Award and the English 4-11 Picture Book Award. He lives in Ireland on a tiny island off the coast of Donegal, where he writes his stories.
Daughter of the bestselling children's author, Jenny Nimmo, Gwen Millward was born in Hitchin, England, but was brought up and went to school in Wales. She studied art at the Edinburgh College of Art, where she graduated with a First in illustration and was awarded the Helen A. Rose Bequest for art. She won the Booktrust Early Years Award for The Bog Baby (written by Jeanne Willis). She now lives in Bristol.