Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris have been collaborating since 2006 in podcast productions including Chasing the Bard, Weather Child, Billibub Baddings and The Case of the Singing Sword, and Morevi. Their collaborations have won them a variety of acclaim, including a Sir Julius Vogel award and a Parsec award. Their first writing collaboration was Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel. The book went on to win the 2011 Airship Award for Best Steampunk Literature of the Year. Together, they enjoy life in Virginia alongside their daughter and five extremely playful cats.