Bill Condon is an Australian author, playwright, poet and for a period of time a newspaper journalist. He has written more than 80 books, including several collections of plays and poetry, as well as short stories, novels and works of non-fiction. A large number of his published books were written for young readers. In 2001, his book MISS WOLF AND THE PORKERS won the KOALA (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards) in the younger readers category. Two of his works, DOGS and NO WORRIES were Honour Books in the older readers category of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards. In 2010, Bill Condon won the Prime Minister's Literary Award in the inaugural category of young adult fiction with his novel CONFESSION OF A LIAR, THIEF AND FAILED SEX GOD.
Robert Hood is an Australian author and editor recognised as one of Australia's leading horror writers. He has published five young adult novels, three collections of his short fiction, fifteen children's books and over 100 short stories in anthologies and magazines in Australia and overseas. He has also written plays, academic articles and poetry and co-edited anthologies of horror and crime. He has been nominated for three Aurealis Awards and eight Ditmars. In 2006 Hood won a Ditmar Award for Best Collection for DAIKAIJU! GIANT MONSTER TALES (edited with Robin Pen) and another in 2009 for his film review and commentary website, UNDEAD BACKBRAIN.