Dancing Unicorn is a registered imprint of Purple Unicorn Media, and the childrens' book division. The imprint focuses on books for children aged 0 to young teenagers.
Below you can find the biographies of some of our authors, together with any links that they wished to include. Each brief bio below links through to a full page with photographs, where they wished to include these.
Lily-Isabella Logan had the idea for AQUA AND UNI since she was in Grade 3 as a game she used to play with a friend. Over the years, Bella worked on the story with her stepmother to transform what started as a homemade paperback into the imaginative friendship fantasy story it is today. Lily-Isabella lives in Toronto, Canada with her family, a feisty cat and an adorably rambunctious dog.
Mark Carter was a Territorial Army soldier who served A Battery 11th Regiment Honourable Artillery Company (Royal Horse Artillery), which he joined in April 1939. In January 1941 his Regiment was sent to North Africa, travelling on the troopship Cameronia. He fought with Eighth Army in the North African campaign and then with the Italian campaign about which he wrote in his book The Sky is Burning. Mark married in Nairobi in 1950 and worked on newspapers in Africa, followed by the London dailies. He was happily married for 70 years and is now aged 102. He lives in Surrey with his daughter.
Valerie Reeves lives in Michigan with her family and gray cat, Peekaboo. During middle school, Valerie played her mom's old flute in band class and eventually moved on to play piccolo in high school. Besides playing music and writing, some of her other hobbies include archery, language learning and cooking food from different countries around the world. She currently works as a docent at the Music House Museum.
Christine was born in England and emigrated to Australia with her family when she was nine years old. While in high school she had her first short story highly-commended. This spurred her on to want to write more. After she left school Christine became a nurse, choosing to work at a hospital that looked after people with mental health problems. She enjoys travelling, especially to London, gardening, watching British crime series on TV and reading.
Steve studied English at Bristol University where he read a lot but had little time to write. He then taught English and Drama where he had even less time to write (and not much time to actually live) though he did manage to produce the odd short story. His first published tale was a grisly horror yarn that he is now too embarrassed to read. He lives in Malvern and recently gave up teaching so that he would have time to write the next two novels in the "Moon King" series. He hopes he won't starve to death before he has achieved this.
Richard Stevenson was born in Victoria and lived there until he was 28, when a teaching career took him to Nigeria, Vancouver, Lethbridge, and retirement in Nanaimo. He has published extensively, and has several books in his Cryptid, E.T., and Fortean lore series forthcoming, including a trilogy. Cryptid Shindig: A Big Bok of Creeps ans Critters, An Abominable Swamp Slob Named Bob, Hiairy Hullabaloo, and Eye to Eye with My Octopi.