Johanna Bell lives in Darwin with her partner, daughter and a backyard full of green tree frogs. Her writing career got off to a bumpy start when she was so busy composing a story in her head that she accidentally drove into the back of a taxi. It was while driving on a bumpy stretch of road outside Alice Springs that the beginnings of the Cheeky Dogs books, took shape. Working with Dion Beasley has changed the way Bell sees the world and tells stories. Hers and Beasley’s books include Too Many Cheeky Dogs and the CBCA Book of the Year, Go Home Cheeky Animal.