Ian Boyd is a member of the Children's Book Council of Australia (SA branch). His previous career as a gardener and landscape designer instilled in him a passion for everything outside beneath the sun. His strange obsession for seeing life through an animal's eyes began with a copy of Watership Down which sat on his bedside table through much of his youth.
Gary Luck is a wildlife ecologist with nearly 30 years experience studying Australian native animals. He and partner, Gayle, now own a farm in Tasmania which combines forest conservation with sustainable food production of homemade breads, jams and fruit pastes.