Davin Chia was born in Singapore, where he developed a love for stories before coming to Australia to better himself. He has worked in many federal government departments, trying to make sense of public service writing. It was in the public service that he discovered a passion for creative writing. The Lost Animals is his first children’s story. His sons, James and Luke, were born here in Australia. They are developing a love for reading and came up with the story concept for The Lost Animals.