Tim Preston is a freelance author of a number of children's books. He wrote the popular Templar titles Pumpkin Moon, illustrated by Simon Bartram, and Lonely Scarecrow, illustrated by Maggie Kneen. Lorna Hussey has been drawing since before she could write. She studied illustration at Manchester Polytechnic, where she was taught by Tony Ross. Publishing clients since have included Bloomsbury, Usborne, Hachette and Kingfisher.