Kirsty Paxton is a children's book author living and working in Canada, although originally hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. Her work is greatly inspired by her home country, drawing on African themes and tales to express her innermost stories.
She has written and published Why is there a Hole in the Wall? with Book Dash, prior to her popular Imagnary House publication The Chalk Giraffe with Megan Lötter. She is currently working on several more titles in similar vein.