Genevieve Webster studied Graphics and Illustration at Canterbury and Norwich Schools of Art before moving to London in 1988. She has worked in children's books for over twenty years. It was Genevieve's passion for language and dialect and her love of Caribbean culture that inspired her to co-create Rastamouse. Michael de Souza left his native Trinidad to join his parents in London in 1960. He has spent most of the last fifteen years teaching swimming, and it was his love of teaching and working with children that inspired Michael to pursue a career in writing.