Ruth Austin got her start in the UK before deciding to exchange rainy London skies for, erm, rainy Seattle skies. Her debut picture book, So Many Cuddles, won a Moonbeam gold medal and was selected as a 2017 Foreword Indies finalist. She writes gift books for grown-ups, too, and the odd stationery product, but children’s books remain her true love. Ruth spends her days having fun with words (hers, yours, anyone’s) and loves nothing more than other people’s crazy new ideas.
Iris Deppe was born and raised in the Caribbean and lived in the Netherlands for several years while she studied Illustration at HKU University of the Arts. Currently, she resides in Copenhagen, Denmark. Iris enjoys working on many different projects, from drawings, collages, and album covers to children’s book illustrations and films. She finds inspiration in absurd situations, nature, and '60s & '70s music, and she has a big love for primary colours and the sea.