David Metzenthen is a Melbourne boy. He was an advertising copywriter before turning to fiction, and a builder's labourer to support his first twenty years as a writer for young people. David is a learner surfer, a keen fly fisherman, and a tree hugger from way back. He tries to write stories that will explain and entertain and be worthy of the reader's time. The natural world is where he likes to spend time, and he is a supporter of various environmental foundations. He hopes to write the perfect book, knows it will never happen, but works in hope... David is married to Fiona and has two children, a dog, and a couple of parrots. He has travelled overseas but is inspired by this country and hopes always to feel that way. Mairead Murphy has always loved to draw. Coming from a background in Interior Architecture, she brings a keen eye for composition and an appreciation of texture to her work across a variety of illustrated projects, from illustrated artworks to wallpaper to children's clothing. Developing and producing images or characters with their own personality is something that Mairead always finds surprising and exciting - like meeting someone for the first time. Mairead's style uses the elasticity and softness of detailed pencil work to capture personality and movement in her characters, while digital elements bring colour and texture.