Kate Willis-Crowley is a children's book illustrator living on the Kent coast. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London and of the University of Reading. Much of Kate's inspiration comes from having worked with children, mixed with her own memories of childhood; she now has her very own toddler to spark her imagination. Queen Sardine is her debut children's fiction book. She has previously illustrated a picture book for Chicken House (MUMMY's LITTLE MONSTER) and two for Hodder (JACK AND JILL and MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB). Follow Kate at www.katewilliscrowley.blogspot.co.uk or on Twitter: @inkydoodlesplat.