Derek Matthews was born in 1950 and studied Graphic Design at the Kingston School of Art, now Kingston University. He has worked as a packaging designer, graphic designer and an artist for an animation studio. Derek’s Happy Snappy® series has become a best-seller, with over 3 million copies sold worldwide to date. He lives in Surrey, U.K.
Jenny Broom studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Art in London. She worked as in a cake shop and an artist’s studio before finding her home in publishing. She now writes, edits and illustrates fiction and non-fiction for children of all ages. She lives in the U.K.