William Bee was born in London, but now lives in the English countryside. As well as writing books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. Bee rarely leaves his tiny village, except for international skiiing and vintage racing, but his daily walks lead to friendly encounters with the local wild life. He knows the local weasels, grass-snakes, moles and hedgehogs, as well as the family of deer that live in his garden. Cecilia divides her time between her shared studio in arty Stockholm and her boyfriend's small old cottage an hour outside the city, where the only neighbours are Mr Elk and the Fox Family. When not in her studio illustrating, Cecilia likes to play outdoors. She finds a lot of inspiration in nature and loves to go on long runs - training for her fifth marathon!