Lynley Stace – writer/illustrator

I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand, and now we live near Canberra, Australia. I am the main blogger here since Dan really only likes to write code. And then when he does write the odd techy thing that’s the post that gets lots of hits…

In 2015 I analysed a lot of short stories and picture books.

In 2016 I re-read Anatomy of Story by John Truby and looked at everything I read through this new lens. I grew increasingly fascinated with how story is both universal and specific, and how everything we might say about popular film does (or does not?) apply to children’s literature.

In 2017 my study goal is to catch up on a few classics of children’s literature. Also, since I’m going to be watching TV anyway, I’ll continue to dive into that. There’s something to be learned from everything!

Daniel Hare – coder

Dan grew up on the central New South Wales coast of Australia. He has always been interested in programming. As a kid, he used to spend his pocket money on computer magazines like Zzap, then code simple programs which took hours and hours to punch into his family’s Commodore 64. He also used to help the librarian fix problems with the IBM PC at school.

No one was surprised when Dan decided to study computer science at the University of Canberra. Dan now specialises in databases at his day job, but has maintained a childhood curiosity for all things programming. He has taught himself how to code in various languages, most recently in Objective C.  By day he is a database developer.