Indianna is a recent Screen Production graduate from Flinders University, Adelaide, with a passion for the creative arts, writing and film. For several years she has also worked as an in-home carer for two brothers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through her work she noticed that there is a lack of educational material for young siblings and peers of children with ASD. Being a difficult concept for young children to understand, she began to develop Quirky Quentin as a way of motivating kids to draw similarities between themselves and those they know on the spectrum. She hopes that this book will promote understanding and awareness of such a common and diverse disorder, and will encourage children to celebrate the joy in being different. Aleksandra Szmidt grew up in a town in the south of Poland and currently resides in New Zealand. In Poland, she worked as a graphic designer. Upon moving she decided to pursue her dream as a freelance illustrator. From her home studio, Aleksandra creates one-of-a-kind artwork for clients across the world. Her love of drawing plants and animals is attributed to her landscape architecture studies. However, she prefers to design magical things often detached from reality. The majority of her artwork is traditionally created with watercolour, gouache, coloured pencil. She also uses computer program like Photoshop. She loves her job and it brings her immense joy and an emotional connection to her artwork.