Marilyn Campbellis a lecturer in the
school of Learning and Professional Studies, Faculty of Education at
Queensland University of Technology. Dr Campbell has worked as a teacher
and psychologist in early childhood and primary and secondary schools.
She has also been a teacher-librarian, school counsellor and supervisor
of school counsellors. Her area of expertise and research interest is in
the area of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
Bates is an innovative artist who is currently working and
exhibiting on the Gold Coast in Australia. Her illustrations
are highly textured often with embedded figures set in
complex patterned backgrounds. Her often stylised work is
full of vibrant colour. The illustrations for the books were
created using mixed mediums of acrylic polymers, cardboard
cut outs, coloured pencil and water colours.