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.
來自臺東大學兒童文學研究所。信奉淺語的藝術；嚮往writes cats and dogs！希望取悅「未來的大人」及「長大的小孩」！曾獲：《國語日報》牧笛獎、兩岸兒文獎、南瀛文學獎、吳濁流文學獎、東大兒文獎、臺中文學獎、教育部文藝獎、文建會兒歌一百優選、好書大家讀、小綠芽獎、九歌年度童話獎等。
Che-Chang Lin has a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature from National Taitung University. He believes in art in the simplest forms, and wishes to write about cats and dogs, and to please “future grownups and growing kids.” Awards he’s received include: the Reed Pipe Award, the Cross-Straits Children’s Literature Award, the Wu Chuo-liou Literary Prize, the Taitung Children’s Literary Award, the Taichung Literature Award, the Ministry of Education Literary Award, 100 Best Children’s Rhymes, Good Books for Everyone Award, Little Green Sprout Award, and the Chiuko Modern Children’s Literature Award.
Yi-Ching Hsiao describes herself as an art teacher who likes to sleep like a bear. She likes to sing loudly when taking a bath, and to watch the clouds lying down, daydreaming. She likes reading books and listening to songs, as well as doodling. She loves lots and lots of people, and lots and lots of things. Above all, she likes to lie in the caves during the winter, dreaming like honey, and then weaving those dreams into fairy tales in hopes that everyone will like them as well.
Hsiao is the recipient of the Wu Chuo-liou Literary Prize, the Chiuko Modern Children’s Literature Award, and the Creative Literature Award of the Ministry of Culture.
熱愛畫畫、繪本，還有熊。喜歡隨身帶著SketchBook素描本和筆，記錄身邊發生的事物。目前主要的創作媒材為代針筆、沾水筆、 色鉛筆、拼貼與不透明水彩。作品有《好品格童話2：孔雀先生的祕密》、《向日葵女孩》、《The Best Sound in the World》等。
Cindy Wume received her Master’s degree in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art in the UK. Her work was selected for the 2016 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. Wume loves drawing, picture books, and bears. In addition, she likes having a sketchbook and pen with her at all times to record what is happening around her. At present, her main creative media are stylus pens, ink pens, colored pencils, collages and opaque watercolors.
Shu-Fen Cheng graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chinese Cultural University. She is so thin that she doesn’t go out when it’s too windy for fear she’ll get blown away. She enjoys Taiwanese opera, taking walks and Qigong, the practice of deep breathing. Chen is currently a children’s book illustrator and an art teacher.
Chen’s picture book Traffic Jam won the Golden Tripod Awards. Traffic Jam and Sorry, Little Blackie! also won the Good Books for Everyone Award Notable Children’s Book.
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.
Ginar Liu is a freelance illustrator. She has worked as a lecturer in the field of literary creation, and believes that there is no difference between adults and children in the world of illustration. Ginar feels that there are many opportunities for adventure in life, all one needs is courage and to believe in oneself. One could even find a revelation by opening a book, and discovering the fantasy of life. Take a look at Ginar's sketchbook at www.facebook.com/ginarginar.