Caryl Hart is a full time children's writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. She lives on the top of a windy hill in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and an invisible dog called Paddy. She spends her spare time digging her allotment and organizing community projects, and going for long walks, especially if they end up at a cafe. Her favourite place is the local library because it's warm and full of books. Deborah Allwright has made a dramatic impact on the picture book scene since the publication of The Night Pirates. After the hugely successful She'll be Coming Round the Mountain and the critically acclaimed Don't Read this Book! Deborah works in a studio in Islington, stopping only to attend designer clothes sales, and to do a spot of DJing at music festivals.