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.
Wan-Jing Yang lives in the central part of Taiwan. She likes the nature, cats and anything that’s simple, beautiful, and people with a sense of humor. She is an animal-lover, and hence has created many illustrations with animals as main characters. She hopes to continue drawing and to bring joy and hope into the lives of children and grownups alike!
Yang is the recipient of numerous awards including the Good Books for Everyone Award Best Children’s Books of the Year, and the China Times Open Book Award. She is the illustrator of many books including 125, We are Family!, My Dear, A Picture Book of Rhymes with Baby and Little Animals, Fox’s Wallet, The Magical Broom is for Rent, Cat Whisker Candy, The Acorn and the Wildcat, and Grandma Fox’s Magic Cookies.