Pat Hutchins was born in Yorkshire and educated at Darlington Art School and Leeds College of Art. She worked at J. Walter Thompson advertising agency for two years and then moved to New York for two years with husband, Laurence, where her first book 'Rosie's Walk' was published. She has since has written and illustrated 36 picturebooks and five novels for children. Her work for stage includes'The Curse Of The Egyptian Mummy', 'The Mona Lisa Mystery' and 'The House That Sailed Away'. She now lives in London, and has two sons, Morgan and Sam.