Chantal Bourgonje is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two Whippets. Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, the countryside, and the living creatures in it. In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize, and in 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards. Since graduating, Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, published by Tizio. One was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit. Chantal is represented by Hen & Ink. She has illustrated two Hubble & Hattie books about Worzel Wooface, and is author of her own children’s books, including Fierce Little Grey Mouse, and The Lucky, Lucky Leaf – a Horace and Nim story.
David Hoskins is a television scriptwriter with 30 years’ experience, mainly writing for The Bill and Midsomer Murders. He has also developed original ideas for broadcasters and TV productions companies, and written articles and short stories for various publications, from Fun to Learn Friends Magazine for children to the Financial Times for grown ups. David has worked with Chantal, developing stories for Horace and Nim since Chantal came up with the initial idea. This is his first foray into the world of writing picture books for children.