Su-Yi Chen was born and raised in Hsinchu, Taiwan. She earned her Master’s degree at National Taitung University in Children’s Literature. Chen's first piece of work for children was A Brand New Piece of Clothing, which was published in the Mandarin Daily, after which her career as an author of children’s literature took off. Many of her stories take place in the small rural town of Beipu, Taiwan, describing the local hard-working, warm, pure Hakka villagers and their traditional ways and the beautiful scenery. Chen, of course, does not limit her books to subjects on Hakka culture, but her hometown of Beipu is always close to her heart.
Hsin-Yu Sun is from the capital city of Taipei. Born in 1969, she has a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from National Taiwan Normal University. She took part in all kinds of drawing competitions when she was a student. Sun likes to travel. She has been to the head of the Yangtze River, all over Europe and Asia, and has lived in the US, Canada, and Shanghai. Currently, Sun stays at home most of the time in the heart of Taipei City.
She has tried her hand at many jobs involving digital design, but has found that her true passion lies in illustration, and has hence focused on creating picture books and illustrating for them. She has won numerous prizes and awards. She is a foodie, likes to roam around in small allies, spend time in libraries and ride on public transportation. For more information on the author, please visit: http://www.shystudio.org.