Author Sarah Dodd grew up in the north of England and spent much of her time reading animal books and dreaming about horses.
Anna Deacon has worked as a photographer for over a decade. Vicky Allen is an award-winning journalist and author.
An award-winning artist, Sarah Jane Douglas is also a mother, a mountain lover and a survivor – and currently also a self-employed gardener.
Laura Darling is a freelance illustrator and artist-educator based in Dundee. Her work has been shortlisted for the Kelpies Design and Illustration Award three times and she has been Highly Commended for the Writing for Children Award and Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Books.
She has had several short stories and dark fairy tales published and her work has been shortlisted for awards.
After stints as hop-picker, international aid-worker and pub musician, Peter Dorward now works as a GP and medical teacher in Edinburgh.