James Patterson (Author)
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 400 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
Ellen Banda-Aaku (Author)
Ellen Banda-Aaku is a UK-born Zambian writer who writes mainly for children. She has won several literary awards, including the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa, the Penguin Prize for African Writing for her novel Patchwork, and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Ellen's work- in books, radio dramas, and an award-winning documentary film- focuses on social issues impacting girls and women. Ellen has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She has lived and worked in Zambia, South Africa, Ghana, and the UK, and now lives with her children in Zambia and the UK.
Sophia Krevoy (Author)
Sophia Krevoy earned a BA from Northwestern University and works in finance. She became aware of the need for elephant conservation when visiting Africa in 2015 and has since been determined to help eradicate elephant poaching. She hopes this book helps inspire a new generation of conservationists. Originally from Santa Monica, California, Sophia currently lives and works in New York City.