Chris Powling was the editor of the children's book magazine Book for Keeps from 1989 to 1996 when it won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature. He has served on numerous prize panels and is a consultant to a national children's book club. Chris has written more than sixty books for children including The Mustang Machine, The Phantom Carwash and The Multi-Million Pound Mascot. Loretta Schauer is a self-taught artist who works by hand before finishing her artwork digitally. She won the Waterstones 'Picture This' competition in 2012. Loretta originally trained as a dancer, then managed a conservation charity on Hampstead Heath for many years - battling brambles by day, and practicing her drawing skills by night.