Originally from New Zealand, Deborah Kelly now lives in Australia. She has a degree in marine biology, but has worked in all sorts of jobs. She has written several picture books and a junior fiction series.
Lisa Stewart was shortlisted for the Crichton Award for New Illustrators for her first book, Can I Cuddle The Moon? (written by Kerry Brown). It has since been published in Taiwan and Korea, and illustrations from the book were used by Sydney Opera House in their highly popular 'Babies Proms' series. She has illustrated several more picture books since then, and also tours the world as a professional violinist, playing with the Acacia Quartet. She lives in Orange, New South Wales.