Karen Dunsmore has worked as a teacher in Queensland, for more than three decades. Karen knew from a young age she wanted to be a writer, and after an extremely rewarding career, teaching primary school students, she decided it was time to leave full-time teaching and take the first step towards fulfilling her life-long dream to write children's books. When she's not writing, Karen can be found tending to and finding enchantment within the garden in her own backyard. Creativity mostly strikes close to home as her family, her four-legged friends and the children she has taught over the years continue to be shining lights of inspiration to her. Karen's first work, Forever Fairies, is her debut novel and the first of many more adventures to come. Grace Chen is a Sydney-based animator and illustrator with a passion for animals, nature and magical themes. She graduated with first-class honours at UNSW Art and Design and is now currently working in animation. Throughout her life, she has been inspired by colourful, heart-warming art which spans from the impressionists to Pixar. She hopes to convey a sense of wonder and joy through her own work.