Nina Rycroft has worked as a designer in Sydney, London, and Rome. Her first picture book, Little Platypus (with author Nette Hilton), was a 2001 Children's Book Council of Australia notable book. She now lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. Stephen Harris is an award-winning writer of books and radio scripts. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, and attended the Victorian College of Arts before joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer and presenter. He still dabbles in radio, but is happiest when writing books for children and adults.