Lauren Ace is from south Wales, studied Drama at the University of Exeter and now lives in London, where she has worked in publishing for ten years. An award-winning publicist, Lauren looked after Julia Donaldson during her tenure as Children's Laureate and has managed campaigns for World Book Day and the announcement of Chris Riddell as Children's Laureate. The Girls is her first picture book. | @LaceyPR Jenny Lovlie is an illustrator and bird enthusiast from Ekkeroy in northern Norway. Drawing was always her favourite pastime and after graduating with a BA in Illustration and animation from Kingston University 2014, now also her job! Her style is bright and colourful with lots of texture, plants and animals. She draws a lot of inspiration from the Arctic landscape, flora and fauna. Jenny is based in Cardiff .