Welcome to the world of Leaflings, the secret guardians of the trees.
Owen Churcher is a graphic design and media tutor working in North Dublin and writer of children's picture book texts. He studied photography and multimedia and worked in a series of bookshops, and in eLearning before teaching. Owen is currently collaborating on a new series of picture books with his wife, the author and illustrator, Niamh Sharkey. Together they live in Dublin with their three children, two dogs and two goldfish.
Niamh Sharkey is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's picture books and former Children's Laureate of Ireland. Her books have won numerous awards including the prestigious Mother Goose Award for the Best New Illustrator and the Bisto Book of the Year for her first two picture books; Tales of Wisdom and Wonder and The Gigantic Turnip. In 2019 On the Road with Mavis and Marge won the Junior Book of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards and Tales from Old Ireland was included in the International Board of Books for Young People Honour Book List in 2002. She is also the creator of and executive producer of Henry Hugglemonster, an animated pre-school series on Disney Junior, based on her picture book I'm a Happy Hugglewug (Walker Books).