Kim Kane was born in London in a bed bequeathed by Wordsworth for 'a writer, a dancer or a poet'. Despite this auspicious beginning, she went on to practise law. Family Forest was shortlisted for the 2011 CBCA Awards. The Vegetable Ark was a 2011 CBCA Notable Book in two categories. Pip: The Story of Olive won the 2008 Barbara Ramsden Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 ABIA Awards and Speech Pathology awards. Kim lives with her family in Melbourne. She writes whenever and wherever she can. Sara Acton was born in the Cotswolds and always loved drawing, especially people and other strange creatures. She studied fine art and trained as an art teacher in London. After teaching and practising art for many years in England and NZ she moved to Australia with her family. Sara now lives in a small seaside village near Sydney, where she enjoys writing and illustrating for children in her studio whilst drinking tea and eating far too many biscuits.