Michelle Sloan was born and brought up in Edinburgh but now lives with her family in sunny Broughty Ferry near Dundee. She trained as a primary school teacher and has also studied drama and arts journalism. The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee is her first published book. Kasia Matyjaszek is an Edinburgh-based freelance illustrator. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has since worked on a variety of picture books. Her work was highly commended in the Macmillan Book Prize and she was a finalist the Picture Hooks mentoring scheme and Clairvoyants picture book competition. She also works as an illustration tutor at the University of Edinburgh, and leads creative workshops for young children.