Catriona Hoy was born in Scotland and emigrated with her family to Australia at the age of seven. Her family moved eight times before settling in Melbourne. She is now a science teacher and lives in Melbourne with her husband, two daughters and an overfed Labrador. She writes part-time for educational and trade markets. She is the author of the picture books, My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day, illustrated by Ben Johnson, The Music Tree, illustrated by Adele Jaunn and Daddies, illustrated by Mal Webster. Annie White is a Melbourne-based illustrator who has illustrated over fifty books for children. After studying Art and Design, she worked in advertising before moving into illustration work full-time. Annie enjoys working in a variety of illustrative fields and her work has appeared on posters, cards, rubber stamps, magazines and murals. She likes to communicate ideas clearly and simply using expression, movement and a touch of quirkiness.