Sarah Davis grew up in New Zealand, wearing gumboots and falling in rivers. She worked as a secondary school teacher before moving to Sydney. Sarah is a very busy, award-winning illustrator who has collaborated with a number of leading authors in Australia, New Zealand and America. Sarah won the 2009 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator, and most recently, illustrated the title Fearless, written by Colin Thompson, which was short-listed for the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot has been Honour Book for the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Award - Younger Reader’s Category.