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.
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.
Shih-Jen Lin received a Master’s degree from Chinese Culture University’s College of Arts. He was formerly a deputy editor at Echo Publishing Company. Shih-Jen’s hobby is listening to vinyl records. He likes to look at this old world we live in with fresh eyes. He feels that life is magical, and that it is filled with new things under the sun. He has over fifty publications including: The Fairy Tale of Words series, The Poetry of Words series, Eleven Little Red Hats, Shooting Stars Have No Ears, Small Troubles, Stories of Mr. Unimaginable, Sea Forest of Words, My National Palace Museum Book, etc.
He is the winner of countless awards including, the Golden Tripod Awards, the Mandarin Daily News Reed Pipe Best Book Award, the China Times Open Book Award Best Children’s Books of the Year, Good Books for Everyone Award Best Children's Books of the Year and the 4th Annual Author of the Word Wave Festival.
Ya Ping received a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature from National Taitung University. She is currently an author of children’s books, and a school teacher. Ya Ping has dedicated over 10 years of her life in writing fairy tales. She is guarding her passion for writing like a small flame, not a large fire, burning slowly, never to diminish. She wants to bring light, warmth and smiles to the world of children.
Ya Ping’s favorite pastimes are reading, walking, and going to forests, vegetable markets and looking at all kinds of beautiful buildings. She has received many awards including the Chiuko Modern Children’s Literature Award, the Mandarin Daily News Reed Pipe Awards, the Ministry of Education Literature and Arts Creation Awards, the Taichung Literature Award, and First Prize at the National Taitung University Children’s Literature Award.
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.
Amann Wang likes to listen to stories, read stories, and sometimes lives in stories. When she has time, she enjoys walking around, sometimes collecting sunshine, old houses, old trees that couldn’t be older, old wives pushing a bunch of groceries, darkness-covered hillsides… she collects and stores all of these in her mind and nurtures them into beautiful, fantastic dreams. Wang is currently a full-time illustrator, trying hard to dream!
Wang’s works had been selected by Bologna's Illustrators Exhibition three times(2006, 2015, 2016). In 2012, she won the Golden Tripod Awards for Little Monkey Finds Friends and Meteors Have No Ears. In 2013, she won the award once more for her book Principal Cello.
Yi-ting Lee hails from Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan, and received a degree in Fine Arts from Tunghai University in Central Taiwan, after which she started her career in illustrations.
Lee now resides in Taipei and devotes her time to drawing and arts and crafts. She hopes to bring her readers warmth through her work. Since nine years ago, she encountered her first cat, and became a cat-lover. Lee is now the proud owner to four felines.