Phil Cummings is the author of over sixty books for children, in a career that has spanned thirty years. His work has been published around the world and has received multiple awards. Most recently, Ride, Ricardo, Ride! was a 2016 CBCA Honour Book, and Boy was shortlisted for the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Award and won the 2017 Children’s Peace Literature Award. Phil’s favourite pastimes are listening to music, trying to play guitar, watching the cricket, cheering for the Adelaide Crows in the AFL, working in the garden and walking Daisy, his little (but very bossy) Jack Russell terrier. He lives in South Australia.