Thomas Docherty is a British illustrator who never imagined he would be an illustrator for books let alone writing stories. In school, Thomas' spelling was terrible and reading was a struggle. Even with his parents support, it wasn't until after Art college that Thomas attempted to write a book. That first book was called Pip and the Lost Dream was published in Spanish. Thomas holds a Kate Greenaway Medal for children's illustrations. Through the years Thomas has garnered ideas from all kinds of sources, but his most recent muse is his daughter, Lucia. Thomas' new book, Big Scary Monster will be out in July.