Born: Established: 4 Jul 1912 London
Irene Hilton was a children's writer and artist. The daughter of Edward and Florence (Sloman) Pothus, she married Brian Joseph Hilton, a doctor, in 1941. They had two children, Diana and Marion.
Hilton was educated at schools and colleges in London and was a member of the National Society of Art Masters in England, the Royal Art Society in Sydney and the California Writers Club. Accompanied by her husband, Hilton left England after the war and lived in Australia for three years before settling permanently in the United States.
Hilton taught art in London from 1933 to 1946, and was troop chairman of the Girl Scouts of America in Berkeley from 1957 to 1963. Her paintings have been exhibited in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.
In addition to her Bluey novels for children, with Australian content, she also wrote Enemy in the Sky (1964), a children's novel about World War II published in the United States.