David Almond (Picture Books)
David Almond spent his childhood in Newcastle playing football, camping with his friends and singing as an altar boy. He worked as a teacher before writing his award-winning novel, Skellig. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, and received an O...
Jumana Nikita Rahman is a self-proclaimed "fun mom" and learned to ride a bike very late in life just to prove to her son she could. Though she doesn't take herself too seriously, she prioritises sharing her Bangladeshi-Canadian upbringing with the next generation of third cul...
Chloe Savage was born and raised in Stevenage. She has a First Class BA Honours in TV and Film Set Design from Cardiff and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from The Cambridge School of Art. She has worked for a number of years in opera, film and te...
Rhianna Pratchett & Gabrielle Kent
Rhianna Pratchett was a journalist before moving into the video games industry, writing on titles including Heavenly Sword, Mirror's Edge, and the Tomb Raider reboot and sequel. She has written for DC, Dark Horse and Marvel. She also works as a screenwriter and producer for TV...
Eoin Colfer worked as a teacher before turning his attention to full-time writing for children. He is best known for his phenomenally successful Artemis Fowl series. Eoin lives with his family in Ireland.
Natasha Farrant has worked in children's publishing for almost 20 years, running her own literary scouting agency for the past ten. She grew up in London where she still lives with her husband and their two daughters. She is the author of the Carnegie-longlisted and Branford Boase-shortlisted...
Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school did a degree in Philosophy and Literature at Warwick and then travelled the world, working for a period at a Red Cross hospital in Japan, before undertaking a masters in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa. It was here that she wrot...
PA Staff is a science communicator and vet by day, writer by night. Born and living in Norfolk, she spent her childhood growing up with an unknown and unexplainable movement condition, known as Paroxysmal Kinesigenic Choreoathestosis. She created Casander Darkbloom to tackle the univers...