Anne Cottringer was born at Niagara Falls in Canada. She moved to London to study film and television and ended up staying. Since graduating with an MA in Film and Television from the Royal College of Art, Anne has worked in film and TV as a camerawoman and documentary director. She has travelled widely and still loves it. She began writing when her first child was born. Anne is published by various publishers, including Orchard and Bloomsbury. Lizzie Finlay is the illustrator of A Tale of Two Wolves (Flying Foxes 2002). She studied Illustration at Exeter College of Art and has published a number of picture books, including Sam's First Day (Mantra 2000) and Buri and the Marrow (Mantra 2000). Her line drawings appear in I'm Telling You (Cambridge Young Writers Award, CUP 2000) and Write Here Write Now (DfEE/CUP 2000). This is her second book for Random House.