Derek Keilty began writing after making a new resolution in the year 2000 and hasn't looked back. He has a thriving schools program, storytelling and taking creative writing workshops around local schools. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife, Elaine and has twin daughters, Sarah-Jane and Rebekah.
Jonny Duddle has a background in computer games and character development. He has worked as a concept artist for Aardman Animation and drew the new covers for the Harry Potter series. He is best known for his award-winning picture books, including The Pirates Next Door, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.