Mary Joslin is married and has three grown up children. She began writing when her own children were still young and has since written books that have been published throughout the world. For Lion these include Our Father, The Tale of the Heaven Tree, Do the Angels Watch Close By?, The Merchant Enticed by the Pearl of Great Price, and The Story of the Cross. She likes kayaking, canoeing, and gardening.
Ruchi Mhasane has a master’s in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Her ambition is to develop the form of the picture book in India, where she has spent most of her life; there, children’s books usually have few pictures, and her aim is to change this. Ruchi especially enjoys drawing people and children, and her work has a dreamy quality.