At an early age Heidi knew she wanted to write and illustrate picture books. But during a Visual Arts degree, she fell in love with Ceramics and spent the next 20 years covered in clay. Heidi rediscovered her passion for drawing in 2014 when she joined the online ’52-week illustration challenge’.
South Australian-born Catherine Bauer is a journalist and writer who grew up in suburbs of Adelaide. A loud and proud bookworm, Catherine grew up reading the classics that lined her parents’ well-stocked home library.
Janet Reid lives in Brisbane with her husband, and has two grown-up sons who have left home but come back often for meals. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, quilting and catching up with friends for coffee.
Cecily Anne Paterson grew up overseas, going to boarding school in the Himalayan mountains and spending her holidays in the deserts of Pakistan. Wombat Books has published the Kangaroo Valley School series, including How Not To Be Popular, Smart Girls Don’t Wear Mascara, and now Lola in the Middle.