Jacqueline Wilson (Author) Jacqueline Wilson has been writing since she was 9 years old. She is one of Britain's bestselling and most beloved children's authors. The creator of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and many other memorable characters, she has written more than 100 books. She has won numerous book prizes and is a former Children's Laureate. In 2008 she was appointed a Dame in recognition of her services to children's literature. She is famed for her passion for reading and her collection of more than 20,000 books, as well as for her distinctive silver rings.
Mark Beech (Illustrator) Mark Beech was born in Pendle, Lancashire and loved to draw from an early age. His very popular work regularly includes scary dragons, wild dinosaurs, grumpy witches and many other whacky creatures. He is the illustrator of all the Magic Faraway Tree books. Mark lives in the Forest of Bowland, where he enjoys walking with his dog Bungle.