Katharine Holabird went to Bennington College in Vermont, USA, and spent three years as a journalist in Italy. She has been writing the Angelina books since 1983 and now lives in London with her family.
Helen Craig is one of the UK's most successful children's book illustrators. She became an apprentice photographer aged sixteen and went on to set up her own studio. Helen has illustrated over sixty children's books. She has a grown-up son and lives in Cambridge.