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Doogie Horner

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Doogie Horner is a writer, designer, and stand-up comedian. His charts and writing have appeared in Wired, Fast Company, McSweeney's, and numerous other publications. He designed the cover of the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. He was the only comedian to make it to the semi-finals on America's Got Talent in 2010, where he began his unlikely run by winning over an unruly crowd in New York City. He continues to perform standup across the country, but especially in Philadelphia, where he hosts the monthly comedy show the Ministry of Secret Jokes.

Ambelin Kwaymullina

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Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer and illustrator who comes from the Palyku people and lives in Australia. Ambelin has written and illustrated a number of award winning picture books as well as writing a dystopian series - 'the Tribe' - for Young Adults. When not writing or illustrating, Ambelin teaches law and spends time with her family and her dogs.

Find out more about Ambelin (and work out what animal you'd be bonded with in the Firstwood) at:

To find out more about the Tribe series, go to