Hilda Kripp-Partridge's illustrations have European influences that stem from her time studying fashion illustration in Antwerp, Belgium and her travels around Europe. 'Mummy Makes Milk' may be her first foray into illustrating children's fiction, but her work has also featured in fashion publications in Japan, Germany and Spain.
She is currently based in Yorkshire, where she lives with her husband and three children. Her experiences breastfeeding her own children have helped her create realistic breastfeeding images for the book, whilst her love of pattern and interiors is evident in the distinctive illustrations that give the reader a glimpse into the cosy and heart-warming home-life of the family.
Helen McGonigal is a married mum of three from County Durham, who writes children's fiction, articles, poetry, flash fiction and two blogs. She has been writing seriously since she studied English Literature and Linguistics at York St John, which seems like a long time ago now! Helen writes blog posts and articles for online publication for Resonant Digital Ltd, a digital marketing agency with a nationwide client base.
A qualified NCT breastfeeding peer supporter, Helen is passionate about raising awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and helping mothers to access vital support and up-to-date information. She would love to think that 'Mummy Makes Milk' could be both a useful resource for health professionals as they support breastfeeding mums and become a much-loved book by mums and small children alike. 'Mummy Makes Milk' is Helen's first published children's book.