As children, sisters Vanessa-Gaye and Kerry-Gaye Schiff were intrigued and fascinated by the concept of faeries. This legacy of imagination survived until later in their lives and using their skills in design and writing, they were inspired to create the faeries of the Forest Fey. Kerry-Gaye is a prolific writer of poetry and short stories. Vanessa-Gaye is a successful fine-artist and graphic designer, and produces all the magical images that can be seen in In the Forest Fey. The sisters live in Cape Town, South Africa.