Susanne Gervay is an award winning Australian author, educational consultant and children’s book advisor who had published 15 previous children’s book titles as well as anthologies. She is recognized for her youth literature on social justice with her I am Jack series focusing on school bullying. Among other awards, Susanne has received the Lifetime Social Justice Literature Award for Children’s Literature from the International Literacy Association and the Order of Australia. She is the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand. Her books are endorsed by Room to Read, Cancer Council, Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Variety, Life Education, and anti-bullying organizations.
Marjorie Crosby-Fairall is a designer and freelance illustrator of 7 previous children’s books. A dual citizen of Australia and the USA, Marjorie was raised on a farm in California with a menagerie of rescued animals. She devoured picture books as a child, examining the detail of their illustrations. Her books have appeared on the Premier’s Reading Challenge lists, and she won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for her first picture book.