Steve Alton studied Biology at the University of York. Having a lifelong love of natural history, he worked in conservation, managing nature reserves in Nottinghamshire for many years. His interactive web based teaching tool won 3rd Prize in the European elearning award with 800 entries from 30 countries.
Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating the Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Brighton.