Diana Hendry was born in Wirral and grew up by the sea. She has published more than forty books for children and teenagers. She won a Whitbread Award for Harvey Angell and a Scottish Arts Council Book Award for Harvey Angell Beats Time. One of her picture books, The Very Noisy Night, was adapted into a show by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Diana has also written four poetry collections for adults and children. She regularly tutors a group of teenagers at the Arvon Foundation's centre in Moniack Mhor. She lives in Edinburgh.Stacy Schiff is a Pulitzer-Prize winning American nonfiction author. She was born on October 26, 1961 in Adams, Massachusetts. She earned her B.A. degree from Williams College in 1982. She was a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster until 1990. In 2000 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her biography of Vï¿½ra Nabokov, wife of author Vladimir Nabokov. She was also a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Saint-Exupï¿½ry: A Biography about Antoine de Saint Exupï¿½ry. Schiff's most recent biography, Cleopatra: A Life, was published by Little Brown in November of 2010 and reached the New York Times Bestseller List.