About Helen Hancocks
Helen is an illustrator, currently living in Manchester, England. She spends a lot of time staring into space, walking around, drinking tea and watching films until an idea very gentle hits her in the face. Her first Picture book ‘Penguin in Peril’ was published in 2013 by Templar publishing and was the UK’s best selling debut picture book that year and has gone on to been nominated for a host of awards. Her second picture book ‘William and the Missing Masterpiece’ published by Templar will be launched at this event. Her work has also featured in ‘The Skinny‘, Ceramic Review and The Lincoln Film Festival.
About Emma Yarlett
Emma is an author and illustrator based in Cornwall. Emma likes to paint, draw, scribble, collage, design, write, doodle, construct, invent, imagine, splatter and sketch. Her first picture book Sidney, Stella and the Moon is available now. Her second picture book Orion and the Dark is being launched at this event. Emma’s book awards include Longlisting for the Cilip Kate Greenaway Medal and Oxfordshire Book Award, Shortlisting for the Cambridgeshire Childrens Book Award and Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize.