Vikki Conley is a children’s author, book reviewer, and intrepid adventurer. She began writing as a child, creating handcrafted books. She has worked as a professional writer/communicator for two decades across three continents. During 10 years working for World Vision, Vikki interviewed many families and children who shared extraordinary stories. She delivered readers to children in Somalia who had never seen a book. Vikki lives in a house built largely of recycled materials in Victoria, Australia.
Penelope Pratley has been mucking about with paint for as long as she can remember. With a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Teaching, she has taught art from preschool to high school. Penelope now works from her home studio as an illustrator, tutoring aspiring artists, and producing and selling her work under the business name Penelope’s Nest. Penelope loves to illustrate books that inspire children to find their place in the world. She is also passionate about providing children with the skillset to successfully use different art mediums at an early age, enabling them to see and interpret their environment creatively. Penelope is the illustrator of The Art Garden (EK Books), Ella and Mrs Gooseberry (EK Books), and Tomorrow Girl (EK Books). When Penelope isn’t illustrating or munching chocolate freckles, you can find her in a nook with her nose in a book.