Tania McCartney is an award-winning Australian author, illustrator and editor. She is published in nine countries and has over 40 books in print or production. Recent picture books include Mamie (HarperCollins, 2018). The founder of The Happy Book podcast and renowned kidlit site Kids' Book Review, Tania is passionate about juvenile literacy, and is an ambassador for numerous literacy initiatives. Her awards include several Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable books and the CBCA Laurie Copping Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature. Tania currently lives in Canberra, Australia, with her family, a forest of artwork and a mountain of books.
Jess Racklyeft is the acclaimed creator of cards, picture books, original paintings, prints, and all types of different client projects. She worked in publishing sales for many years and now works full-time as an artist and illustrator. Recent awards include the Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Picture Book of the Year two years running. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her family.