Robert Vescio is a published children's author. His picture books include Jack and Mia (Wombat Books), listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017; Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville (Big Sky Publishing); Marlo Can Fly (Wombat Books), listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2015; No Matter Who We’re With (IP Kidz); and Bigger Than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow (Little Pink Dog Books). Many of his short stories have been published in anthologies such as Packed Lunch, Short and Twisted, Charms Vol 1 and The School Magazine NSW. Robert has won awards for his children’s writing including First Place in the 2012 Marshall Allan Hill Children’s Writing Competition and Highly Commended in the 2011 Marshall Allan Hill Children’s Writing Competition. Robert is a Books In Homes Role Model and enjoys visiting schools.
Kathy Creamer is a children’s illustrator and writer. Kathy and her husband, Peter Creamer, are passionate about Orangutan Conservation. This all began 25 years ago, whilst visiting and then working at the Singapore Zoological Gardens with the volunteer docent team. Kathy was inspired by the gentle and loving personality of Ah Meng, who was the Zoo’s icon and animal ambassador at that time. Kathy has been published by Oxford University Press, Reed International, Julia Gabriel Communications, and other organisations. She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the renowned Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University in England. Kathy has also run her own successful publishing venture called Creative Characters Publishing that was based in the UK. Having emigrated to Australia over 12 years ago, she now lives in Armidale, and with her husband, Peter, has set up Little Pink Dog Books Children’s Picture Book Publishing.