Patricia Hegarty

Patricia Hegarty began working in children's publishing more years ago than she cares to remember! As an editor she has worked on titles ranging from atlases to animal pop-ups, craft kits to crazy mazes, and sticker books to secret diaries.

Lucy Barnard lives in Manchester, England with her husband and two children. After completing her art foundation course in Cheltenham and her illustration degree in Exeter she worked at various publishing companies in London before becoming a freelance illustrator. She has worked for many years with acrylic paint and pencils but recently adapted her illustration style and now works digitally. As well as illustrating for others she also writes and illustrates her own stories, quite often inspired by her children.