Lesley Gibbes grew up on Sydney's Northern Beaches and in Wagga Wagga, in country NSW. She was a primary school teacher for sixteen years before becoming a children's book author. Lesley has a passion for dance and was a ballroom performer at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Today she spends her time writing, reading and mucking about with her family and her naughty Jack Russell Terriers, who were the inspiration for Fizz. Stephen Michael King has illustrated, written and designed many splendid books for children, including Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat, Bella's Bad Hair Day and Snail and Turtle are Friends. His first picture book with Lesley Gibbes, Scary Night, was awarded Honour Book: Early Childhood Book of the Year 2015 by the Children's Book Council of Australia.