As Gillian grew up she had two passions; books and theatre. Gillian's love of books led her to read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After university she studied acting in London. She then taught in a drama school (the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) for several years, becoming Vice-Principal. She recently taught English and Drama before becoming a full-time writer.
Cally studied Illustration at Newcastle Art College and since graduating has worked in the children's design industry. She spent six fun-filled years as an in-house artist for Hallmark greeting-cards before going on to become a freelance illustrator.