Angela McAllister has written over thirty children's books. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and thier two children, who are often the inspiration for her stories. Alison Edgson was born in County Down in Northern Ireland. She studied Visual Communication at the University of Ulster in Belfast. After graduating with a First, she and her husband Jeff moved to an old chapel in the Usk Valley in Wales, but are currently taking a year-long sojourn in France with their cat and two chocolate Labradors.