June Pitman-Hayes is a creative writer, singer-songwriter, teacher, lyricist and poet of Ngapuhi, Ngati Wai, Ngati Pukenga and Ngati Maniapoto descent. June is now one of Aotearoa's best-known jazz singers, having performed at many events and festivals throughout the country. June has sung on Joy Cowley's Hush: A Kiwi Lullaby and is the author/musician behind Kia Ora - You can be a Kiwi Too and Tawhirimatea: A Song for Matariki, all Scholastic NZ titles. She lives near Wainui, Auckland.;Minky Stapleton is a multi-faceted illustrator with a range of styles, all with a heavy dash of dark humour. She spent her formative years as an award-winning Art Director and later Creative Director in Johannesburg, working in some of South Africa's best advertising agencies. After many years of corporate life, she threw it all in to follow her first love, illustration. She now resides in Auckland, NZ, where she balances a number of local and international illustration projects with running classes for kids on how to design scary monsters.