Kristin Weidenbach is a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California. She is the author of several academic publications and writes popular non-fiction focused on Australian history. Her picture book Tom the Outback Mailman, illustrated by Timothy Ide, won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Book of the Year 2013. She is the author of the adult titles Rock Star- the Story of Reg Sprigg and the Australian bestseller Mailman of the Birdsville Track- the Story of Tom Kruse, which has sold over 100,000 copies since publication in 2003. Her other titles include Blue Flames, Black Gold- the story of Santos and First Watch- 40 years of the Cruising Yacht Club of SA. James Gulliver Hancock is a Sydney-born illustrator who has created art for print, TV and the music industry. James has worked all over the world, and currently splits his time between Sydney and New York.