Gerry Lane, a retired sales manager, wrote his first book Why Don't Guinea Pigs Have Tails? for his granddaughters. His second book, alongside illustrator Jenny Riddle, Teddy and the Blue Butterfly was dedicated to the young Liam Dynes, whose last wish was to give sight to others. Both books are published by Brolga Publishing. Lauren Skender is the illustrator of The Ravens of Ravenwood, by Gerry Lane.