Story: The Monster Twins represents Robert's first foray into children's literature. Having been trained in journalism, Robert has written about numerous topics for multiple media outlets in the United States and England. As a long-time communications consultant, Robert also has written professionally on behalf of clients and governments around the world on topics ranging from healthcare to travel to socioeconomic issues. In his various roles, he has travelled extensively in North America, the UK and Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Design & Illustrations: The Monster Twins is the first book Karen has designed and illustrated, although she has stretched her creative muscles for many years. Having trained at London College of Fashion and Central St Martins, Karen has channelled her creativity into numerous areas over the years, including her own line of high-fashion scarves (karenhanvik.com) and a successful career as a digital marketing consultant. An avid traveller, Karen has visited numerous locations across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Australia.
Illustrations: Karen's and Robert's daughter Ella has enjoyed drawing monsters for as long as she can remember, starting when she was just six years old. More recently, she has added a deep interest in architectural drawings large and small, which inspired her to include a number of iconic buildings in The Monster Twins. Ella studied art and design at University for the Creative Arts and is currently studying for her BA Hons Computer Animation Art & Design Degree at Bournemouth University. With her family, 19-year-old Ella has spent time in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Singapore.