|A.W.Metcalfe was born in the Yorkshire Dales, a beautiful corner of England characterized by historic villages, emerald fields, dry-stone walls and cold, clear streams. The local characters were dairy cows, hedgehogs and the occasional hard-working farm dog.
The McLittles is a series of books inspired by his rich memories of the outdoors and the exciting adventures that could be had by children in those simpler times.
The author spent much of his career in the advertising business, living in cities as diverse as Melbourne; Sydney; Auckland; Hong Kong; Shanghai; Beijing and New York. More recently, a country home in Connecticut has taken him back to the outdoors he loves so much, providing fresh inspiration for new stories.
Penny Weber is a full time artist and illustrator from Long Island, New York, where she has lived all of her life. She works mostly in acrylics, as well as water color and collage. Penny attended classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Over the years she has worked in greeting cards and as a freelance artist specializing in residential murals. In 2007, Penny turned her attention to children’s book illustration and quickly signed with Wendy Mays and Janice Onken to be represented by Wendy Lynn & Company. Since then, Penny has illustrated many books for children including “Chris P Bacon, My Life So Far” and “How to Roll with Chris P Bacon” from Hay House Publishing. Penny has a husband, three children and a cat, and she is heavily lobbying for a puppy!