Briony May Smith grew up in Sandhurst in Berkshire. She studied Illustration at Falmouth University and was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Children’s book prize in 2013 and 2014. She now lives in Devon, where her work day mainly consists of drawing fairies, interrupted only when her dog, Finbar, demands his walk. She is the illustrator of Little Bear's Spring, Little Goose's Autumn and Robin Robin. Briony’s work is inspired by fairy tales and folklore and life in the country.