His titles include the picture books Burger Boy (Winner of the Portsmouth Children’s Book Award 2007), Football Fever (Winner of the Stockport Children’s Book Award 2007) and Billy Monster’s Daymare (Winner of the Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children’s Books 2008); the novelty title Dear Tooth Fairy (shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award); the junior fiction story Gameboy (runner-up for the Portsmouth and Nottingham Children’s Book Awards); and the young adult thrillers Blood and Flesh and Bones.
He worked for many years in children’s publishing as an editor and copywriter before becoming a full-time author in 2004. He is a frequent visitor to schools, libraries and festivals around the UK and abroad giving talks and running writing workshops. He also writes for children’s television. His first book received many rejections before eventually being accepted for publication so he knows just how tough this business can be.