Bob Darroch has been drawing cartoons for most of his life. His work has appeared on toys, jigsaws, souvenirs and postcards and in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He started writing and illustrating his own books for children in 1999. In 2001, the first of the popular Little Kiwi stories was published. Little Kiwi is Scared of the Dark has since been awarded the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book. Bob has illustrated books for other authors, including for his wife, Ruth. Bob and Ruth live in Temuka, South Canterbury.