Paddy Donnelly is an Irish author and illustrator of picture books. His books include Fox & Son Tailers, The Vanishing Lake, Here Be Dragons and Wolves in Helicopters. In 2023 his books won at both the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards and the LAI Biennial Children’s Book Awards. Paddy grew up on the beautiful north coast of Ireland, surrounded by mythical stories of giants, magical creatures and shape-shifting animals. All of this prompted his love for nature, animals and storytelling.