Janine McVeagh has written stories for children and adults, but Grandad's Guitar is her first picture book. It is a true story about her late husband, Roger, and her grandson Kahu. Janine lives in Hokianga with her family including Kahu and his mum, Jessie, four brown hens and a small brown dog called Nala.Fifi Colston has illustrated over 30 picture books including David Hill's The Red Poppy. She is also a children's book author and workshop tutor. Fifi is a veteran of the World of Wearable Arts and has worked with the New Zealand film and television industry as a craft presenter, puppet maker and costumer.