Amanda Brandon lives with her husband and two children in Essex. She was born and educated in the county and spent 13 years as a newspaper journalist before turning to writing for children. She enjoys reading, writing and dancing (although has yet to try all three at the same time!)
Mike Byrne grew up on the Wirral near Liverpool, England, before moving to Wales to study Illustration at Glyndwr University. He began his career as a designer for a greetings card company and then became a studio manager for a licensed stationery designer before leaving to fulfil his dream of illustrating children's books. Mike now lives in the countryside with his wife, cat and his two baby sons where he spends his days doodling and illustrating children's books fuelled only by tea and biscuits.