Phil Cummings is the youngest of eight children and grew up in Port Broughton, South Australia. Life as a kid was full of fabulous adventures and the many stories in his Danny Allen series draw from his experiences growing up on a farm. David Cox is an award-winning author and illustrator. He grew up in outback Queensland but went England to study art at St Martins School of Art. After eight years in the UK and Europe, David returned to Australia and worked in both publishing and the newspaper industry. In 1978, he was awarded the Walkley Award for newspaper illustration. He now works as a full-time illustrator and writer and lives in Brisbane.