Mitch Frost was born in the city, grew up in the country and couldn't work out which was better, so he moved to Canberra. Mitch has always been interested in writing and telling stories that empower children to embrace their inner resilience and strength. He is also a bit surprised he's bald given his above average level of Neanderthal DNA. Apart from writing children's books, Mitch works as a part-time monster researcher and holds a Doctorate in Monster Studies from the Australian Monsters University (AMU). Daron Parton was born in the UK, got married to a Kiwi and moved to New Zealand in 1995. He studied at Central St Martins in London and graduated with a BA hons. He has been working as an illustrator since 1990 with a few other jobs slotted in. He has worked for GQ, Esquire, New Statesman, The Age, Bantam, Scholastic NZ, Penguin Australia and plenty more. He is also an illustration tutor at Auckland Uni of Tech. Daron's previous books include Alligator in an Anorak and Dinosaur Disco.