Tania McCartney is an award-winning author, illustrator and experienced book and magazine editor, who has been writing professionally for almost 30 years. She is the founder of Kids’ Book Review, the number one kidlit site on the web, and the hugely successful 52-Week Illustration Challenge. A juvenile literacy advocate, Tania is an ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge and other literacy initiatives. Her books include the bestselling An Aussie Year, Australia Illustrated and Smile Cry, which was a Notable Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2017. Tania has lived in Paris, London and Beijing, and currently lives in Canberra with her family and a rather large mountain of books.
Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator and mother. As well as illustrating the award-winning Kids’ Year series and other picture books, Tina is the Art Director for a children’s toy and game company.