Anita Croy has written numerous books for children, mainly about ancient and modern history and the geography of Asia and the Americas, where she has travelled widely. She lives in London with her young family.
Phil Cummings has written many picture books and children's novels, include BOOM BAH, ANZAC BISCUITS and NIGHT WATCH. He is an ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge in South Australia.
Anna Cunningham is a writer, director and tv producer. She lives in Bath with her two children, 3 cats, 8 guinea pigs, 4 fish and a hamster. Her favourite books when she was a kid were Ballet Shoes and Comet in Moominland.
Pippa Curnick grew up in rural Essex and studied at Camberwell College of Art. She graduated from the University of Derby with a First Class degree in illustration. Her website is www.pippacurnick.com and you can follow her on twitter @PippaCurnick
I was born in Amman, Jordan and spent some of my childhood in Italy where I learned to draw Volcanoes and stray dogs (a constant source of fascination at the time). I went to school in England and learned to draw many other things too.At Art College I studied Traditional Animation which involved rather a lot of drawing.I have illustrated for a variety of genres including Historical (lots of research), Fantasy (lots of dragons) and Horror (lots of scary stuff). This has been wonderful since my favourite books also happen to be in these genres! To relax I like going to gigs, comedy clubs (there is nothing better than laughing for a few hours straight!) and exploring London. I live with some people I adore in North London where there is an abundance of old pubs and shops full of ancient trinkets, ghastly mummified cats and the odd cannon ball.
W J Corbett
W.J. Corbett joined the Merchant Navy as a galley-boy when he was sixteen and saw the world. He also worked as a factory hand, furniture remover, building site labourer and dishwasher. His first book, 'The Song of Pentecost', described by Roald Dahl as 'an astonishing achievement', won the prestigious Whitbread Award. He has since been described as a 'born writer' by Auberon Waugh.