Grace Nolan holds a Graduate Diploma of Education in Children's Literature and a Master of Philosophy. She is an experienced Primary and Secondary teacher and winner of numerous poetry competitions including the Dante Aligheiri Italian Poetry Competition and the Italian-Australian Writers' Literary Association for original poem. She was also awarded first prize in the International Festival of Italian Song for an original composition. Grace was also a script writer, composer and performer as well as being a reviewer for the Children's Book Council of Australia. Grace's love of nature and Australian wildlife have provided the inspiration for the One to Ten and Back Again series. Drawing on her extensive educational background and her enthusiasm for children's literature, Grace is now dedicating her time to writing. Nancy Bevington is a talented illustrator and also recognised for her distinctive large-scale paintings. Her artistic career spans over three decades. Nancy has worked extensively in the publishing industry. Illustrating children's books are a real passion. She created the book series 'Mad Dog the Chef' which proved extremely popular with children and adults, both in Australia and overseas. She was also the co-developer of another popular children's book series 'Zen Tails' which has sold worldwide.