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Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Stockport Schools Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Edinburgh.

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Fiona wrote a memoir and four novels for adults before writing Outwalkers. And she was just beginning a fth adult novel when she had a dream about a boy trying to leave England. That dream, together with what she was reading in the news, was the start of Outwalkers.

Fiona’s novel Tell it to the Bees will be released as a feature in 2018.

 

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Born and raised in Leicester, Dave now lives in Cambridge with his lovely wife, lovely step daughter, lovely dog, and a cat. He likes comics, cricket, crosswords and talking to cartoonists about pens.

His slapstick comedy noir comic strip Good Dog, Bad Dog has appeared in The DFC comic, The Phoenix, and the Guardian, and is collected in two books by David Fickling Books. His debut prose novel for children, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, which he also illustrated, was short listed for the Costa prize and the Carnegie medal, and won the Branford Boase award.

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Jamie studied art at college for four years, but it was just an excuse to practise drawing animals with boggly-eyes. He drew loads of comics but eventually started doing actual books.

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I fell in love with drawing at the age of 19. That was a while ago. Since then hardly a day has gone by without drawing something I have seen or imagined. Drawing has given me the ability to capture stories and characters I see all around me, and I love that illustrating gives the opportunity to translate these everyday observations into recreating imagined worlds for authors.

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Matt Spink is an author and illustrator who loves to doodle and lives by the sea. He also runs a busy creative department at a leading advertising company in London, and to top that off has three young children, who are his main inspiration.He has pile upon pile of kid’s books stacked up around his house and probably enjoys reading them more than his daughters!

His love of great design and doodling birds helped him to create Some Birds, his début picture book. Matt plays rhythm guitar in his band and throws pots on a potter’s wheel, as he studied ceramics at university.

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Adam Stower is an award-winning author and illustrator and his children's books have been published around the world. He has loved drawing for as long as he can remember and has illustrated 16 picture books to date.

Adam lives in Brighton, with his wife, his daughter and a cat called Murray.

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James Turner started making comics as soon as he was first able to hold a pencil, and has been spouting a nonsensical whirlwind of monsters, robots and talking vegetables ever since. His acclaimed web comic 'The Unfeasible Adventures of Beaver and Steve' won tens of thousands of followers online, and his anthropomorphic crime fighting team “The Super Animal Adventure Squad” appeared weekly in the pages of the children's comic the DFC. He has sworn that he will not stop making comics until every bizarre character, every unfeasible adventure, and every terrible pun has been uncovered. But he might stop for a bit if someone offers him a biscuit.

James Turner's books in the DFB shop >

Tracey Turner is an author of non-fiction for children. She lives in Bath.

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Jon Walter is a former photo-journalist who lives in East Sussex.

A long time ago he went to Warwick University and studied English & Theatre before going on to sell T-shirts on Brighton Pier.

He likes being warm in cold places and eating nice food. 

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Nick Ward is the creator of several hugely popular picture books for children. Don't Eat the Teacher!, published by Scholastic, has sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into numerous languages. Nick is also the writer and illustrator of the action-packed Charlie Small series. Nick lives and works in the country and his studio is an old Victorian school.

Nick Ward's books in the DFB shop >

Andrew Prentice and Jonathan Weil met at school where they edited the school magazine together. Black Arts is their first book.

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Lisa Williamson was born and grew up in Nottingham. She studied drama at Middlesex University and since graduating has worked as an actor on stage and TV. Between acting jobs Lisa temped in offices across London, typing stories when no one was looking, one of which eventually became The Art of Being Normal. 

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David Wyatt is an artist and illustrator. David has illustrated Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean (Illustrated Edition, 2008), the Larklight trilogy and the Mortal Engines and Fever Crumb quartets by Philip Reeve. He has also illustrated books by J. R. R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Terry Deary and Brian Jacques. He has designed the covers and illustrations for Conrad Mason's Tales of Fayt fantasy trilogy as well as drawing the Tales of Fayt graphic novel The Mystery of the Crooked Imp.

David Wyatt's books in the DFB shop >