Eileen Browne is an author and illustrator best known for being the author of the Handa's books. Eileen Browne was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She lived in London for more than 20 years before moving to the county of Wiltshire, where she resides in at the moment. Eileen Brown has worked as a school teacher and a youth worker years before becoming a full-time writer and illustrator. Her first book was published in the year of 1977.