David Ling is an Auckland-based publisher of both adult and children's books. He created the Duck Creek Press imprint in 2010 and is also the author of But What Did We Get For Grandpa? illustrated by Dick Frizzell (1983). Stephanie Thatcher lives in Huia, West Auckland, with her husband and three young boys. For Duck Creek Press she has also written and illustrated The Quiet Pirate (2013), winner of a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2014, and The Toy Fairy (2014).