Sue Whiting lives and works in a sleepy coastal village near Sydney, where she spends her days dreaming up adventures for her characters and trying to write them down. Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, including the bestselling The Firefighters, and the award-winning A Swim in the Sea. Her latest picture book Platypus, illustrated by Mark Jackson, was a CBCA 2016 Notable Book. A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children's literature, Sue is a highly experienced speaker who loves sharing her passion for story and storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages. She also works as a freelance editor, writing coach and mentor. Annie White is an illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia. She has illustrated over 60 books for children and her drawings have appeared in many other places - from jigsaws to murals. Beware the Deep, Dark Forest (written by Sue Whiting) is Annie's first book with Walker Books Australia.