Lisa Shanahan is an award-winning writer of picture books and fiction for young people. Her first novel for teenagers, My Big Birkett was published to critical acclaim both in Australia, where it was short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers, and in the United States.
Patrick Harvey is an Irish-Australian actor and voiceover artist. He is best known for playing Irish immigrant Connor O'Neill on Neighbours for over a decade. Patrick spent most of his childhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland, moving back to Australia in 1999. He voiced Sinbad in Sherazade: The Untold Stories and has appeared in many other television programs including Utopia, Wentworth and The Cry.