Robert Penn developed a passion for the weather while riding a bicycle around the word. This was reinforced during a year touring the Celtic Fringe as a poet, in bucketing Welsh rain (tywallt), Irish thunderstorms (speirling), and Scottish drizzle (smur) during a record wet summer writing his first book The Sky is Falling on Our Heads. A journalist, he writes regularly for all the national broadsheets.
Antony Woodward was first caught out by the British weather aged 0, when he was born in a Land Rover stuck in a snowdrift during the notorious winter of 1963. He's won many awards as an advertising copywriter and, since learning to fly - the subject of his first book, Propellerhead - most of his adult life has been spent waiting for fog to lift, the wind to shift or the skies to clear.
Both authors now live with their families - in dense cloud- in the Black Mountains, South Wales.