Jonatahn Baillie is a leading zoologist and Director of Conservation Programmes at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Amongst many other projects, he is responsible for establishing the EDGE programme for ZSL. He was born in Canada but now is based in London, but spends much of his time travelling the world for his work. His mother is an award-winning children's author and he has worked with her on Very Wonderful, Very Rare and Animals on the Edge, which won an SLA information book award.
Hettie loves to write about interesting people. She also writes stories and songs for children of all ages. She has raised three strapping lads and lives in Teddington, England with her husband and youngest son. She enjoys eating cheesecake and likes to dance while she cooks - usually to something jazzy.
Rachel Blount was born and grew up in Worcestershire. She has worked in children's publishing for over a decade as an author and editor of children's books.
Valerie is an experienced writer of children's non-fiction books.
Danièle is French and has lived in the UK since 1982. She has been working as a writer, editor, proof-reader, native-speaker check and consultant since the mid-1980s.
Tony Bradman is an experienced editor, writer and anthologist in the world of children's books. He has written numerous plays, stories and poems for young children. His book 'Here come the Heebie-Jeebies and Other Scary Poems' was short-listed for The English 4-11 Awards for the Best Children's Illustrated Books of 2000.
Jasmine Brook has written a number of books for children on subjects from sport and art to history, social sciences, geography and natural history. She is married with two children.
Julie Brunelle is a photographer, fibre artist and art educator. She has taught art and craft for more than ten years to socio-economically challenged schools in remote Canadian villages, French Montessori institutes in Quebec and A-level International Baccalaureate pupils. Julie inspires, challenges and encourages her students to push themselves and explore their full potential. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a double major in Arts and English with professional teacher qualifications in both subject areas.
I've written more than 250 non-fiction titles for kids, as well as some fiction and adaptations of classic novels. I started my career creating educational materials for Weekly Reader Corporation, including content for one of the first online services, Prodigy. I've won several honors for my work, including a Junior Library Guild selection and the International Reading Association Young Adults Choices List. I am also the editor of The Biographer's Craft, the newsletter of Biographers International Organization. I've also written several dozen plays that have been performed across the United States. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, listening to music, cycling, photography and watching sports.