Author(s): Meredith Badger; Chrissie Perry
Meredith Badger: The first thing that Meredith Badger ever wanted to be was a writer and illustrator. Actually, the very first thing she wanted to be was a tight-rope walker because she wanted to wear a tutu and carry a parasol. But once she realised her balance wasn't all that great, she decided she'd like to make books instead. And this is exactly what she has done since her first published story appeared in DOLLY magazine at the age of 15. Today Meredith is the modest author of over 375,000 books sold across Australia and New Zealand. She is one of the main contributing authors of the phenomenal Go Girl! titles, a series which has now sold over 2.4 million copies across Australia and New Zealand since 2005. Chrissie Perry: Chrissie Perry is the author of over thirty books for children and young adults, including thirteen books in the popular Go Girl! series and the award-winning Whisper. Her most recent series, Penelope Perfect, has been published all over the world. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, three children (who are stubbornly refusing to stay young) and an opinionated Maltese Shih Tzu called Gidget.