Anne Stokes (foreword and co-author) has loved the world of
fantasy ever since she was a child and her father read her The
Hobbit. She loves to share her visions of fantasy and gothic
worlds with other people. From romantic and magical enchanted lands
to the dark underworld, she has created a whole host of dragons,
femmes fatales, vampires, angels, fairies, unicorns and more. She
lives in the north of England in Leeds, Yorkshire with her son Leo
and partner John.
John Woodward (co-author) is not only an author, but an artist, designer and sculptor. He has been associated with fantasy for most of his working life. Early in his career he was a designer and sculptor for 'Enchantica', a successful gift-range that featured dragons, wizards and a whole world inhabited by strange beings. John has designed for many well known potteries, such as Royal Doulton, Wedgwood and Denby. Apart from writing, he still sculpts and paints, living an idyllic life with Anne, near Leeds, West Yorkshire.