Pei-Tzu Chen is a school teacher, who lives on a small mountain in central Taiwan, likes to play computer games and watch cartoons. Even though grey hairs are spurting out on top of her head, she’s still a crazy mommy who loves to play with her two kids. Chen is often moved to tears by small things, but still feels that she is a strong woman with courage. Her laughter could scare her cat sitting outside on the hood of a car, but she still believes that she is a gracious lady.
A children's book writer full of love and enthusiasm, Chen feels fortunate to have won quite a few awards. They include the Taiwan Literary Award, the Mandarin Daily News Reed Pipe Award, the Chiuko Modern Children’s Literature Award, etc. Chen hopes to continue to create more quality books that are touching.
Ruguey Liou has liked painting since she was a child. She’d often use recess time to draw away. She studied commercial design in college, and has done illustrations, art design, website design, etc., but her favorite job has been illustrating for children’s books, although the process can be bittersweet.
Because she liked to draw, she felt that if she could draw a whole book and then publish it, that that should be a very enjoyable thing to do. So she diligently participated in picture book competitions every year, but never published anything, and never won. However, in the process, she slowly began to realize the fun in making children's books, and therefore didn’t want to give up, so she continued to compete every year. Slowly, she finally had some small rewards; she won the Mandarin Daily News Reed Paper Award, and then the Hsin-Yi Children Literature Award. She hopes to continue to create better work!