Author(s): Alex Miles
Meet Olive Black ... Ten-year-old superstar! She's loyal, funny and just a little over the top. Olive is starring in a hit animation as the voice of an intergalactic dog in the upcoming movie Puppy Planet. She's busy practising her woofs and bow-wows, but acting is hard with no stage or costume. Visiting the local animal shelter for research, Olive falls head over heels for a loveable pooch. It takes some convincing to get her parents on board, but soon Olive is riding the ups and downs of pet ownership. And life on Puppy Planet can be tricky!
Unlike Olive Black, Melbourne-based Alex Lee Miles never quite made it as an international mega movie star. She did however try her hand at writing. Since her first play was published while at high school, she's written for audiences with TV shows, plays and pantomimes, for brides with the book SIXTY SECRETS FOR A HAPPY BRIDE and for spies-in-waiting with eight books in the ZAC POWER SPY CAMP series. PUPPY PLANET is Alex's fourth book in the STARRING OLIVE BLACK series, following MAMMOTH MISTAKE, THE ROBBERY RIDDLE and HALLOWEEN QUEEN. Maude Guesne dreamt of being a film star when she was little, but in the end decided to be an illustrator instead (far less paparazzi). Her work includes illustrations for THE UMBRELLA GIRLS series, Total Girl magazine, Australian Women's Weekly and the Adelaide Children's Hospital murals.