Sarah Davis began freelancing as an illustrator in 2005, after a move to Sydney from New Zealand put her teaching career on hold. Now she's ruined for any other career, and will never again have a real job. She won the CBCA’s 2009 Crichton Award for her first picture book, Mending Lucille, by J.R. Poulter (Lothian/Hachette Livre). Her third book Fearless, by award-winning author Colin Thompson (ABC Books/Harper Collins), was shortlisted for the 2010 Book of the Year Awards, and won the CBCA Children’s Choice Junior Judges award, as well as the YABBA, KOALA, COOL and KROC awards. Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam, by Juliet MacIver (Scholastic), was shortlisted for the NZ Post Book of the Year award, and Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford (Walker Books) won Honour Book in this years CBCA Awards . She is currently working with Walker Books, Random House, HarperCollins, Gecko Press and American Girl. Sarah has no formal art training, and as a self-taught illustrator she is constantly on the hunt for more information, better methods, or cunning new tricks.