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.
Amanda Hall is noted for her stylish illustrations of folk tales and legends. She has worked with many U.S. publishers, including DK.