Leo Timmers was born in 1970, in Belgium. He is trained in Graphic Design and illustrates for Belgian magazines and papers as well as illustrating picture books. He started writing his own stories gradually. In 2000 he received a Bookfeather award for his illustrations in 'Happy with me' and he won the annual Children's and Youth jury Award in both 2005 and 2006. In 2007 he won with his picture book 'Who is driving?' which has been translated into twelve languages.