David Bedford lives by the sea in Norfolk, England, with his wife and two young children. David was a scientist for ten years before becoming a full-time writer in 1997. He is the author of over forty books for children, which have been translated into twenty languages around the world, from Turkey to Thailand, and Australia to Iceland. Mandy Stanley was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk. She attended Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design and then went on to do a fashion degree in Nottingham. Mandy has won awards for her soft toy designs and has also worked as a children's clothes designer. She now works full time as a children's book illustrator.