Anna Pignataro has created over forty books for children. She won the Crichton Award for Book Illustration in 1998, and features regularly on CBCA Notable Book lists. Many of her picture books have sold throughout the world and her illustrations are exhibited widely, with many held in private collections. Among her most popular picture books are Always and Together and the Princess and Fairy series. The latter have been included in the Kids' Top 50 books, voted by Australian children nationwide. Anna lives in Melbourne.