John Malam studied Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, after which he worked as an archaeologist at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire. He is now an author specialising in information books for children and is a National Literacy Trust Reading Champion. He lives in Cheshire with his wife, a teacher, and has two grown-up children.
Emma Marriott, is an experienced writer and editor of non-fiction for young people, specialising in history, popular culture and current affairs.
Claudia Martin has worked in book publishing for 17 years. She is the author of several books and websites for children and young people. Her favourite subjects are history, current affairs and technology.
Paul's books cover a wide range of subjects, from whether the Romans ate crisps to how to build the world's best skatepark, but he writes mostly about sport. Whether you are interested in swimming, cycling, snowboarding, surfing or another sport, Paul has probably written something that will inspire you to get out and give it a try. Paul writes in a shack by the beach, which he shares with his one-eyed surf dog, Daisy.
A distinguished, award-winning writer for both children and adults, Anthony Masters has been described by Junior Bookseller as 'a skilled novelist and a man of deep understanding - [he] writes beautifully, giving each word its value'.
Rachel Minay is an experienced editor and author of children's non-fiction, specialising in history and the arts.
Since leaving her last in-house job as Director of Educational Publishing at the BBC, Heather Morris has been involved in a wide range of publishing projects including writing, researching and project managing. In 1999 she co-founded Brown Dog Books, a specialist children's publisher based near Bath.