About the author:
Karen Foxlee is an Australian author who writes for both kids and young-adults. She grew up in the Australia outback mining town Mount Isa and still frequently dreams she is walking barefoot along the dry Leichhardt River. One of four children she started telling stories when she was young. She filled countless small exercise books with sweeping sagas of orphaned girls illustrated with pictures cut from the back of Readers Digest magazines. Her award-winning novels include Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy, A Most Magical Girl and Lenny’s Book of Everything. Horatio Squeakwas her debut picture book. Karen lives in South East Queensland with her daughter and several animals, including two wicked parrots who frequently eat parts of her laptop when she isn’t looking. Her passions are her daughter, writing, day-dreaming, baking, running and swimming in the sea.
About the illustrator:
Evie Barrow is an artist and illustrator, living in Melbourne. In 2019 her debut picture book, Horatio Squeak, written by Karen Foxlee was published. In 2020, Evie will be publishing three new picture books with authors, Penny Harrison, Kat Patrick and Maggie Hutchinson. Along with children’s book work, her illustrations have featured in frankie magazine, Broadsheet press, Flow magazine and in the book Shout Out to the Girls.