Malinda Skerrett, born in Stoke-on-Trent, has spent her life between North Staffordshire and Seychelles from five weeks old. She is a first class honours graduated in Creative Writing with English from the University of Chester and works as a freelance proofreader, editor and web designer. She has written for Silhouette magazine (Air Seychelles in-flight magazine) and has also published a book of short stories about the theatre entitled At The Stage Door.
Adrian Skerrett, born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, has lived in Seychelles since 1980, where he has been naturalised since 1994. He is Chairman of nine Seychelles companies, and a director of five others. He is also founding Chairman of Island Conservation Society, founder of Seychelles Bird Records Committee and has authored a number of books about Seychelles and its natural history. He has also contributed articles regularly to local magazines and newspapers.