KORKY PAUL was born Zimbabwe. He studied Fine Arts at Durban Art School and Film Animation at CalArts, California. He began his career in advertising before becoming an award-winning illustrator of children’s books. He has illustrated the "Winnie The Witch" series for Oxford University Press, which won the Children's Book Award. Now published in over 30 languages and sales of 6 million world wide. Soon to be a TV series called Winnie and Wilbur on Channel 5 ‘Milkshake’. Winner too, of Supporter of the Year for Summertown Stars Football Club. Korky has illustrated several other successful books for Frances Lincoln, Oxford, Penguin, Random House including anthologies of poems edited by John Foster and Michael Rosen. Known only to himself as the 'World's Greatest Portrait Artist – and Dinosaur Drawer', Korky visits schools and festivals promoting his passion for drawing. He is a patron of The Art Room, Pegasus Theatre, ARCh, Reading Quest and The Stratford Literary Festival. He now works in Oxford, but every summer he lives it up in Greece with his family.
Yevgenia is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her illustrations have appeared in picture books, magazines, theatre posters, music albums, and book covers, and her paintings, stage designs, and illustrations are featured in private collections worldwide. Born in Kiev, Ukraine she now lives in New York City where she enjoys people-watching on her subway rides and eavesdropping in coffee shops.
Brenna Maloney is a writer and editor with more than 20 years professional experience. A long-time editor for The Washington Post and National Geographic, Brenna is currently the managing editor of National Geographic’s Explorer classroom magazine. She lives and works in Washington, D.C.
Erik Slader is the writer and creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. He first started the site back in 2012 and has since co-authored four published history books, including 'The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History' and 'The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff'. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.