Patrick Guest was raised in the Melbourne beachside suburb of Seaford. Even as a child, Patrick was writing stories, starring in his own Powerful Patrick series: a major hit with his Mum, Dad and rabbit Snowball.
A desire to be Michael J Fox took Patrick down the corporate path. After gaining a commerce degree at Melbourne University, followed by a three-year stint with a big mining company, Patrick realised that he was possibly the world’s worst accountant. A dramatic change saw Patrick go back to study physiotherapy, and in 2000 he landed his dream job at the Sydney Olympics.
It wasn't until his first son Noah was born, followed by Reuben and Grace, that Patrick started writing professionally. Since then he's had two picture books published — That's What Wings are For and The Ricker Racker Club — with several more in the pipeline.
Daniella Germain grew up with a pencil in her hand, but illustration was not her first career choice. After studying psychology and working in research for almost a decade she decided it was time to return to her true passion. She studied graphic design at RMIT University and fortuitously fell into illustrating and book design after the publication of one of her University projects.
She lives in Melbourne with her two furry kids and her fiancé, who is also a big kid at heart.
That’s What Wings are For is Daniella’s second picture book with Little Hare. Her first book, Snap! (written by Janet A. Holmes), was published in 2013.