Heather Haylock (Author)
As a child, Heather Haylock could often be found reading a book while sitting on her horse, or perched way up high in a tree. Nowadays Heather loves the challenge of knitting words into stories. She is the author of Granny McFlitter the Champion Knitter, which was published in 2018, won a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award and also shortlisted for the Best Picture Book category of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. She has produced two more fabulous stories about her popular character, A Country Yarn and The Knit Before Christmas. Thanks to all her research for Granny McFlitter, Heather is also able to knit yarn into jumpers and other fun items, which often come along with her on her story readings.
Lael Chisholm (Illustrator)
Lael Chisholm has loved drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil. After years of scribbling and doodling at school, home and any other place where a pen and paper was handy, she decided to call her scrawls art, and to share them with the world. She was the youngest ever winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration and has provided illustrations for the bestselling Granny McFlitter series by Heather Haylock, as well as other stories too. Nowadays she spends her free time drawing at her home in Palmerston North, New Zealand.