Catriona Hoy was born in Scotland and emigrated with her family to Australia at the age of seven. Her family moved eight times before settling in Melbourne. She is now a science teacher and lives in Melbourne with her husband, two daughters and an overfed Labrador. She writes part-time for educational and trade markets. She is the author of the picture books, My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day, illustrated by Ben Johnson, and The Music Tree illustrated by Adele Jaunn. Mal Webster studied Graphic Design at La Trobe University, Bendigo, and since graduating he has completed a first-class Honours degree and is currently completing his Masters in design. Mal has had a love for illustrating ever since he was young, and dreamed of one day having his work published in books. Aside from illustration, Mal also has a strong passion for corporate design. Daddies Are For Wild Things is the second children's picture book Mal has illustrated.