I am originally from Manchester, but I now live near London. At first I wrote non-fiction books for adults, but five years ago I began to publish children's fiction.
I've now published over seventy books that have been translated into over forty languages.
These include series fiction like Wimpy Vampire, Cosmic Colin, Dorkius Maximus and Monstrous Maud.
I have also written many stories for reluctant readers, such as Troll, Joke Shop, The Locals, Mr Perfect and Dawn of the Daves.
I have been lucky enough to win several awards such as Manchester Fiction City, The Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award and The Kalbacher Klapperschlange.