Corina is a designer specializing in pop-up books and paper engineering with 20 years experience. She created the engineering for the pop-up version of Guess How Much I Love You and has worked with Oliver Jeffers and Lauren Childs among others to create best-selling pop-up versions of their picture books. She lives in Sussex, England with her family.
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Adam is the author of Danny Danger and the Cosmic Remote and the other Danny Danger books. He started writing stories when he was at primary school, mostly about robot animals or magical gadgets. As an adult, he grew out of all that, preferring to write stories about magical gadgets or robot animals. When he’s not writing books, Adam works as a website producer, making (and sometimes playing) online games. Adam has been writing children’s books and poems for about seven years. His last project involved writing a series of poems for London Zoo’s new kids’ zone: Animal Adventure. If you visit Animal Adventure, you can see Adam’s poems next to each of the enclosures. Adam’s favourite animal is the brown-throated sloth.
Charles Fuge 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 A Lullaby for Little One, 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.
G. R. Gemin
G. R. Gemin, whose first name is Giancarlo, 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.