Based in Sydney, award-winning artist Kilmeny Niland divides her time 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 A Bellbird in a Flame Tree. Two Tough Teddies is the first title she has written and illustrated.