Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the third and youngest child of a fireman and a teacher. She attended Christ Church College of Education but instead of teaching chose to work for a magazine publishing house. She became a full time writer in 1988.<br...
Julia Golding grew up on the edge of Epping Forest. After reading English at Cambridge, she joined the Foreign Office and served in Poland. Her work as a diplomat took her from the high point of town twinning in the Tatra Mountains to the low of inspecting the bottom of a Silesian coal mine.<...
David grew up in London with various siblings and a selection of animals (the dog is probably worth a mention). His father was a sculptor and David would often gawp in wonderment at how faces would slowly emerge from blocks of wood, sheets of metal or bits of plastic. It took him a while to de...
Jenny Pearson is a primary school teacher based in north east England. She loves her job and her debut book, The Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates, about a group of three boys on a make-or-break adventure, draws on many of the children she has taught. Jenny also loves swimming - she w...
Paul Coomey is an all-round talented writer and illustrator who spends his hours doodling and creating stories.Paul is from Cork, Ireland, and now lives in London. Stick Boy is his debut novel.
Robert Muchamore's new series brings Robin Hood into the 21st century! Robert was inspired to create his bestselling CHERUB series by his nephews' complaints about the lack of anything for them to read! CHERUB: The Recruit was Robert's first book and th...
Sally Gardner & Lydia Corry
Sally Gardner trained at art college and went on to work in the theatre, winning awards for her costume designs for some notable productions. After her twin daughters and her son were born, she started to illustrate children's books, and then turned to...
Jonathan Stroud wrote his first novel – Buried Fire – while working as an editor at Walker Books. He is the author of two internationally bestselling series: the award-winning Bartimaeus sequence, which has been published in 36 languages worldw...