James Norcliffe (Author) Described by The Sapling as a 'national treasure', James Norcliffe is an award-winning poet and writer, and the author of several children's fantasy books celebrated for their unexpected plot twists and magical wit. He has won awards and residencies - most recently the 2018 Creative New Zealand Randall Cottage Writer in Residence in Wellington. His children's novel The Loblolly Boy was published in New Zealand, the United States and Australia, and won the 2010 NZ Post Junior Fiction Award and a Storylines Notable Junior Fiction award. The Loblolly Boy & the Sorcerer was a finalist in the Junior Fiction category of the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, as was The Pirates and the Nightmaker in 2015. Twice Upon a Time was published in 2017, and The Revenge of the Tooth Fairy, the first of his novels featuring wicked Mallory, in 2020. James lives in Church Bay, Canterbury. Emily Walker (Illustrator) Emily Walker has always loved drawing and painting, and just about every form of artistic expression. This led her into work as a hair stylist and creating special-effect makeup, face painting and bodypainting. But when she had children, she fell in love all over again with picture books and turned her talents to illustration, inspired by the idea of being able to transport readers into a limitless imagined world with characters that could touch the heart. Since that time her misty, magical illustrations have been twice shortlisted for the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration (2017 and 2019) and for the Margaret Mahy Illustration Award (2019). Mallory, Mallory- The Revenge of the Tooth Fairy by James Norcliffe was her first published book (Puffin, 2020), and she has since illustrated a picture book by Diana Neild, Daddy Monster ABC (One Tree Press, 2020). She lives in Auckland.