Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children's picture book authors. She also writes for television and video companies, and has two children. Korky Paul was born in Zimbabwe. He has lived in California and Greece as well as Great Britain. He studied at the Californian Institute of Art, Los Angeles, and then began a career as an Art Director in advertising, but found he enjoyed drawing so much he left to illustrate children's books. He is now a successful and well regarded picture book illustrator.