Ross Watkins is an author and illustrator for children and adults. His first major publication was as the illustrator of The Boy Who Grew Into a Tree (2012), which was shortlisted for the 2013 Aurealis Award for Speculative Fiction. His picture book One Photo (2016) has been shortlisted for the 2017 CBCA Picture Book of the Year. His short fiction and non-fiction works have been published in various Australian anthologies and journals, and he was shortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Emerging Author. Ross teaches creative writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.