Following a lifelong passion for creative writing, father-of-four Martin Coleman wrote his first story for children, The King's Panto, in 2009. Six years later he had self-published three original books, all illustrated by Tim Slater, and had been commissioned five times by a global charity to rewrite classic tales for children’s apps and books. Martin especially loves creating silly, rhyming stories which grown-ups will enjoy almost as much as the children! The Wandering Wildebeest is his first title published by Hubble & Hattie Kids.
Tim Slater has worked as an illustrator since graduating in 2003 with a degree in Illustration and Visual Communication at Loughborough University. Immediately following graduation, keen to develop his digital skills, Tim trained at City College Manchester for two years, after which he worked as a technician. Over the years Tim has carried out a range of work, including illustrations for children's books, has commissioned portraits, and designed packaging for children's board games. Tim has a keen interest in characters, as is evident in his work. He continuously works on further advancing his skills through courses online and workshops, and recently attended Stephen Silver's Character Design Workshop in Manchester.