Meet the author
Michael Walter's career has seen him travel the world managing global brands. An international branding expert, he advises clients and mentors young business entrepreneurs.

Now, inspired by his granddaughter Alice, he has turned his attention to inspiring young children, creating the BuZZy Friends stories in motivational verse to guide growth and development, and promote good manners and behaviour.

Michael says: “At school, I was good at English. Not so much spelling and ‘stuff’, but at essays and writing. ‘A vivid imagination’ is how one of my teachers described it, and I guess he meant that I had lots of ideas. I liked poetry too, and could often write about subjects in verse, which was fun.

We lived in America for a number of years, so our three children enjoyed an education in both countries. We read books at bedtime (sometimes the same one over and over again!) and we even made up our own stories, which were often more fun. Maybe that’s where this passion for children’s books was nurtured? I didn’t notice at the time.

About the illustrator
Nick Owen is a freelance artist with over 30 years experience in advertising and design. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, ranging from Teletubbies and Disney to British Aerospace and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Today, much of Nick’s work is as an illustrator creating pencil, watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings both traditionally and in Photoshop. He loves to draw and paint landscapes and portraits and makes beautiful stained glass pieces as a hobby.

Nick enjoys long walks in the countryside with his family and may have stumbled upon Bunny Lane during country walks from his home in Tunbridge Wells.

Nick has entered the BuZZy World with enormous enthusiasm and is having great fun bringing the characters and stories to life with his lovely illustrations.