Darlene Arden was an award-winning author and lecturer, a director of the Cat Writers' Association and a certified animal behaviour consultant. She worked as a television producer and host and was a regular guest expert on various radio and television programmes. Her numerous awards include the Maxwell Award, the Muse Medallion and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/ American Humane Education Society's Media Award for veterinary writing and animal welfare.
Nick Mays is a journalist and contributor to many animal-related publications. For twelve years he was chief reporter of the leading British canine weekly newspaper Our Dogs and also chief reporter and later editor of its sister publication, Our Cats. He is currently news editor of the online canine news and information site London Dog Forum and trustee of a number of animal charities and foundations. He is the author of several-pet care books.