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I am the author of many books, including the acclaimed novels The Cut, Losing Faith and This Is The Day and the bestselling Encyclopaedia Of Classic 80s Pop. I have also written the light-hearted parenting guide Dadlands and books on politics, nostalgia and collecting.


I wrote the Number One bestseller Doctor Who: Autonomy for BBC Books, featuring the tenth incarnation of the Doctor as played by David Tennant. Shadow Runners, my novel for younger readers, was first published in the UK by Chicken House and is now out in a new edition. It is also available in the USA (as Shadow Breakers), in Brazil and in Germany. I created the Emerald Greene books for young readers. My latest novel is Exiles, a young adult sci-fi adventure first published by Fantastic Books and now out with Spellbound Books.


My work is published in several languages including French, German, Portuguese, Finnish, Turkish, Slovenian and Arabic. I live on the edge of Sheffield, in the north of England. I often visit schools to do talks and workshops for children. Please click School Visits on the menu above if you are interested in booking me for a school.


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