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.
Yuan-Ting Tsai has loved to doodle since she was little, and drawing has always been a hobby. However, she chose to major in something totally unrelated to drawing in college. After graduation, Tsai finally decided to pursue what she loved to do, and in 2015, received dual Master’s degrees in Illustrations and graphic design at the Savannah College of Art Design. Upon returning to Taiwan, she became a free-lance illustrator. She likes the challenge of different themes and contents, and has also attempted to write her own stories in columns. She has received the 3x3 International Illustration Award.