Award-winning artist Kilmeny Niland has divided her time over the years between illustration and painting for exhibition. Kilmeny's style ranges from humorous line work to realistic wildlife painting. Kilmeny has been involved in over thirty books. Her other titles include the best selling Blossom Possum, Clancy of the Overflow and the Australian classic Mulga Bill's Bicycle. Two Tough Teddies was the first title that she both wrote and illustrated. Kilmeny sadly passed away on 27 February 2009. Two Bad Teddies will be her last children's picture book to be published.