Author: Michelle is a freelance writer, editor and children’s book author. She loves nature and storytelling, and in particular, her writing aims to bring awareness to diverse and underrepresented groups, promote the efforts for climate action, and to support literacy for all children. Michelle is a passionate member of the kidlit community, a committee member of Creative Kids Tales, and writes book reviews for Writing NSW, Walker Books and more.
Illustrator: Nichole has been passionate about children’s books ever since she can remember. Often sneaking favorites like Frog and Toad into bed and night and reading them over and over. She has lived an entire life before finally going back to her first love of storytelling and creating illustrations to share with children of all ages. “I spend a lot of time in my studio, but true inspiration comes to me outside.” Often taking long breaks to soak in the sunshine, listen to the birds and feel the soft fur of her miniature ponies is how she regains focus and makes art that is sweet and relatable and endearing. Using traditional watercolor techniques and her version of cut and layered piecing is what appeals to her most. Self-taught and determined to get it just right, she describes herself as a slow artist—making sure every detail is the way it should be.