Ailsa Wild is an acrobat, whip cracker, and teaching artist who ran away from the circus to become a writer. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Ben Wood is a freelance illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. He has developed a wide range of illustration styles and skills using both traditional and digital tools over his 10 years as an illustrator. When not drawing in his studio, Ben visits schools to teach students about the world of publishing, character design, and the joys of creating stories.