Georgie Donaghey discovered her love for creative writing at the age of seven. Now a lot older and wiser, her first picture book, Lulu was published in 2015 through Dragon Tales Publishing and re-released through Wombat Books in 2017. Her second picture book, Clover's Big Ideas was released in 2017 through Little Pink Dog Books. Lulu and Clover’s Big Ideas are both featured on Kinderling Kids Radio. Young travelers through both the Virgin and Qantas inflight entertainment channels can also enjoy Lulu. In 2013 Georgie was shortlisted for the Picture Books Preschool and Chapter Book for Older Reader Categories in the CYA Competition. Her involvement with the children's writing industry is extensive as a past President of the CBCA Sutherland branch and founder of Creative Kids Tales; an industry recognized website dedicated to assisting Australian emerging children's authors. In the Shadow of an Elephant is Georgie’s second book with Little Pink Dog Books.
Emma Middleton is an award winning writer, illustrator and artist. Many past and present tributaries feed the wellspring for Emma’s creative passion, but it has two main sources. The first was a career as a professional ballet dancer with the Vienna Ballet in Europe before going on to establish her own Dance Academy in Melbourne. The second was a successful career as a visual artist exhibiting work in prominent galleries throughout Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Now, in children's literature, Emma has found a place where her two past worlds have a natural creative collaboration. Her books bring literature to life through the rhythm of music, the drama of story, and the colour of art.