Melanie Drewery is a writer, teacher and potter who lives in Ruby Bay, Nelson. She is the author of more than 20 children's books including the series of books about Nanny Mihi, all of them illustrated by Tracy Duncan. Tracy is a well-known illustrator and teacher who lives in Upper Moutere, Nelson. She takes great joy in sharing her backyard with native birds (who were happy to pose for this book!).