When not writing, Mara enjoys reading, hiking, baking cupcakes and playing Ultimate Frisbee. She is based in Richmond, London. My First Fairy Tales are her first books for Little Tiger Press. Kate Daubney was born in sunny North Devon, where she grew up on a diet of Devonshire cream teas and Cornish pasties. Drawing, painting and writing stories have always been her favourite pastimes, and as a child she spent many weekends at the beach with a sketchbook creating quirky characters. Since graduating from the University College Falmouth in 2009, she has worked full-time as an illustrator. Kate's love of animals and nature inspire her bright, colourful and quirky illustrations.