Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia. Creative writing was her favourite subject at school and she wrote stories in all these different countries. Anna is a doll maker and a sociology lecturer at Victoria University. Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot was her first published work for Walker Books Australia and was Honour Book in the 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers category. In 2013, Violet Mackerel's Personal Space won the Young Readers/Picture Book Award category of the Australian Family Therapists' Award and was short-listed for the 2013 Children's Peace Literature Awards. Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend was short-listed for the 2014 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers category. Linda Catchlove produces botanical themed works with a whimsical twist. She began her artistic career firstly in Graphic Design, then spent a decade working for the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Sydney before pursuing her current career. She has studied Graphic Design, Horticulture and Botanic Art. Linda has been involved in various exhibitions in Sydney and Adelaide. Lilli-Pilli's Sister is her first picture book.
Botanical artist and illustrator Linda Catchlove's images complement the gentle tone of the story, while expertly showcasing the featured flora and fauna of the bush setting * Creative Kids Tales *