Charles Fuge`s was born in 1966 and grew up in Bath. He made his picture book debut in 1988 with Bushvark’s First Day Out, which won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then Charles has illustrated over thirty books, a number of which he has also written. He is the illustrator for Lullabaloo, written by Dawn Casey, and he lives in Dorset.
Lyn Gardner is the author of Olivia’s First Term and the other Olivia books. She was born in London and now lives near Richmond Park with her partner and two daughters. A theatre critic on The Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. But apart from the Olivia books, she has also managed to write two other novels for children: Into the Woods and Out of the Woods. Her ambitions are to learn to tap dance and walk the high wire, but it may have to be the low wire as she is a bit scared of heights.
Giancarlo Gemin was born in Cardiff, South Wales, of Italian parentage, and lives in London.
He spends much of his non-writing time listening to a variety of music, from Jimmy Smith to Giuseppe Verdi, with whom he is particularly obsessed. He speaks enough Italian to order ice cream, cake, or both.
Paula Harrison is the author of Faerie Tribes (for older readers) and The Rescue Princesses (a younger series). She wanted to be a writer from a young age but spent many happy years being a primary school teacher first. She finds inspiration in lots of things from cloud shapes to snippets of conversation. She loves sandy beaches and eating popcorn. She lives with her husband and children in Buckinghamshire, which is nowhere near the sea. Whenever possible, she packs her family into the car and journeys far and wide to find a sandy beach where she can paddle in the waves.
Rebecca Harry is the illustrator of Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish.
Rebecca lives in Cardiff, South Wales with her two lovely children. When she used to draw as a child, she never knew she’d be lucky enough to do it as a job when she grew up. She studied graphic design and illustration in Exeter, Devon and her first creations after were for greetings cards for her own business plus a large card company in Bristol. Rebecca works in a little studio above her friend’s busy jewellery shop, and from here she has illustrated many picture books for children including the much-loved Ruby the duckling series, and numerous baby books.
Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish is Rebecca’s first book for Nosy Crow.