Petra James is the author of ten books for middle-grade readers. She has worked in publishing for more than twenty years, and has been a children's publisher for thirteen of these.
Alissa Dinallo has been a book designer for eight years. In 2015, she started her own company and won the Australian Book Design Association Award for Young Designer of the Year. She has designed more than 200 titles and was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Arts list in 2018.