Julie Ballard was a teacher and then a journalist before dusting off her keyboard to write some stories. She is now a children's book author who loves dreaming up stories. She lives in Southampton with her husband, two sons, and three cats. The Dinosaur Who Lost Her Voice is her debut picture book.
Francesca Gambatesa is a children's book illustrator and animation designer who was born in Beirut. She has lived in Rome, Istanbul and London. She has worked with many publishers including Egmont, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House Young Readers, Usborne and also companies such as the BBC and Greenpeace.