Angie Sage was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a secret tunnel below it. She loves such spooky old houses, as well as the sea and medieval England. She has created many books for children, and the first six books in her Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series.
Mark Zug has illustrated many collectible card games, including Magic: The Gathering and Dune, as well as books and magazines. He lives in Pennsylvania.