PIPPA GOODHART's interest in children's books was originally sparked by a Saturday job at Heffers in Cambridge when she was at school. Since then, Pippa qualified as a teacher and returned to Heffers, where she eventually became Manager of the Children's Bookshop. She has been writing since 1993 for a wide age range and was shortlisted for the Young Telegraph Award for Ginny's Egg in 1995. Pippa is married with three young daughters and she lives in Leicester.
NICK SHARRATT has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Brighton.