Hsiao-Chen Lay was born in Taichung, and went to Northern Taiwan for college. She’s lived in Scotland and New Zealand, and has returned to her hometown of Taichung to concentrate on being a children's book writer. After writing for more than 20 years, she now focuses more on quality than on quantity. She hopes that readers of all ages can gain courage and strength from her books.
Lay is a two-time Golden Tripod Awards recipient, for Little Monkey Finds Friends in 2012 and for Little Black Goat Goes to School in 2016. She also received China Times Open Book Award Best Children’s Books of the Year twice, in 2010 and 2011, the Chiuko Modern Children’s Literature Award, the Mandarin Daily News Reed Pipe Awards and the Good Books for Everyone Award Best Children’s Books of the Year, among others.
Meng-Yu Chen was born in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, and received her Bachelor’s degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since she was a child, Chen has liked to work with scissors, and to doodle her hopes and fantasies onto walls and books. When she walks, she loves to look around, observe people, new things, new objects, and always imagines that she herself were part of the picture. Chen loves a good novel, and always looks forward to adventures and challenges. She believes that life is like a wonderful journey of one’s own creation, and is determined to share love and beauty with more friends and readers. Chen is currently a member of the Taiwan Illustrator Association and a lecturer at Shantou University in China. Her work has been selected into APPortfolio.