Carol grew up in Ireland and studied Science at Carlow Institute of Technology, and promptly forgot most of it. After travelling in Europe, working in the music business in London and in the fashion business in Antwerp, a childhood love of adventure stories, coupled with the long neglected interest in science, resulted in the creation of The ARCTIC6. She is married with two young children and currently lives in the remote wilds of Suffolk.
Garth Edwards began his professional life as a biochemist. He first developed his literary talents telling the Titch & Mitch stories to his children. Years later, he told the same stories to his grandchildren, who didn't understand why they couldn't buy Titch & Mitch at the bookshop. Finally, Garth bowed to popular demand and wrote the stories down. Garth Edwards lives in the Wirral, with his wife, Patty and dog, Juno.
Max has illustrated many works for children and also undertaken many advertising and design commissions. He lives and works in the Ukraine, just outside Kiev.
Once a successful author of picture-puzzle books, Panama Oxridge accidentally happened upon the secret of time-travel and, ever since, has been forced to adopt a pseudonym, wear a series of disguises and move house thirteen times! One day, the author would like to travel back in time to the historical moment young Isaac Newton discovered gravity. "I've always wondered if an apple really did fall on the poor lad's head!"
Jenny Capon is a freelance illustrator living and working in London. She graduated with a Fine Art degree from Edinburgh University in 2002, and in 2009 completed an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Art, London. She uses both traditional and digital techniques to create her illustrations, which she likes to make for children and grown-ups alike.
Diana Shaw spent her career teaching in primary schools. Now semi-retired, she
divides her time between writing for children and reading to them in schools and bookshops up and down the country. Her first book, 'Septimus Smythe and the Spectre Detectors', was published in 2008 heralding the 'Cockleshore Castle' series of stories. She lives in Cheshire with her husband, Brian.
Ursula Jones was born on the road to Wales. She trained at RADA and works as an actress. She has written TV scripts and plays for children, and her picture books have won the gold Smartie Award and the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She lives in London and on the edge of a forest.
Books by Ursula Jones:
Dear Clare My Ex Best Friend published by Hodder & Stoughton
Kidnappers (Graffix) published by A&C Black
Picture books: published by Orchard Books
The Witch's Children
The Witch's Children And The Queen
The Witch's Children Go To School
The Princess Who Had No Kingdom
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