Harriet Blackford is a school science technician at a secondary school and has a passion for natural history. She earned her degree in Zoology from the University of London; then began her career there as a lab technician in the zoology department. Harriet took some time off to raise three children and care for the growing number of family pets including stick insects, rats, cats, several dogs and a snake called Kellog. Manja Stojic is an extraordinary author-artist whose picture book, Rain, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book in 2000. Manya grew up and studied in Belgrade, Serbia and has travelled all over the world. She now lives and works in London with her husband, best-selling children's book author and illustrator Ken Wilson-Max, and their young daughter, Luba.