Simon Puttock is a buyer for Waterstones in Newcastle. He is the author of Coral Goes Swimming, illustrated by Stephen Lambert (Hodder), "Here I Am!" said Smedley (Blue Bananas, Mammoth), and Squeaky Clean, illustrated by Mary McQuillan. He is very lively and active in the book trade. Emily Bolam thought that she would like to be an artist from the age of five. She studied illustration at Brighton College of Art and has illustrated many popular books for children. Emily shares a converted warehouse studia with other artists in the centre of Brighton.