I used to write for newspapers and radio, and stuck to "the facts", but began writing fiction when I dared to think I could do it. I am still learning!I worked with children and families for many years and learned a lot from them. Nowadays I live in Devon, and keep animals - seven sheep and two dogs. I can almost see the sea from our house, and I love being on the water - sailing, rowing my boat and even swimming - but it's usually too cold!I like travelling, meeting people and eating interesting food. I once spent the night in a dog kennel - but that is another story.
Rosie Hankin has written and edited a variety of books for children, on subjects ranging from crafts, cookery and pets to geography and history. She lives in Devon with her four children.
Robyn Hardyman is a highly experienced book author and editor. She has written a variety of titles for children and her subjects include outdoor adventure books, social sciences and literacy. Robyn is married with children and lives and works in Oxford.
Nathaniel Harris taught history at secondary level for many years. He is an experienced writer of history books for young people, specializing in modern problems. He is also an art lover.
Paul was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in County Durham. This left him with an accent that people find trustworthy, surveys have confirmed. It also left him with an allegiance to Newcastle United football club. Newcastle won their last major trophy months before he was born. In bleak moments, he wonders if this is his fault.After a degree in Southampton he worked in a variety of different jobs with mixed success. He's been a labourer for a roofer (rubbish), a labourer for a builder (he was keen, but rubbish), a waiter (really rubbish) and a barman (merely adequate). He's sold double glazing (rubbish), toys (not bad), and garden furniture (all right at that). Somehow he never got sacked-it must have been that trustworthy accent. Since then he's been a children's books editor (not bad at that, actually) and now he writes them for what may loosely be described as a living.Paul lives with his wife and two children in West Sussex.
Simon Hart has been a sports journalist for more than 20 years and has reported from five Summer Olympic Games.
Judith Anderson writes extensively for children. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Winchester.
Peter Hepplewhite is an experienced writer of children's history and has taught the subject for many years. He is currently the Education Officer for Tyne & Wear Archives Service.
Claire Heuchan is an award-winning black feminist writer who blogs under the name Sister Outrider. She writes on subjects including race, power, identity and sexual politics and her work has been featured in several publications including 404 Ink's Nasty Women.
Peter Hicks teaches history and archaeology and has a special enthusiasm for 'digging up the past'. He has wide experience of writing about history for children.
Janet Hoggart is an experienced and successful writer for teenagers.
Adam Hook is a children's illustrator with a growing reputation for his detailed, well-researched historical reconstructions.
Richard Hook is vastly experienced and is renowned for his detailed research. He has illustrated hundreds of children's history books.
Meredith Hooper has the rare, possibly unique, distinction of being selected as a writer in Antarctica by three government programmes - the US National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Program, twice; by the British Admiralty, travelling on HMS Endurance, and by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions. She has written a range of books and articles on Antarctica (general market, academic, children's). Meredith Hooper is a UK Trustee of the Brussels-based International Polar Foundation, a Trustee of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and served as a juror on the British Antarctic Survey's Artists and Writers Programme. She was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal by the US Congress in 2000. Meredith was born in Australia and has been living in the UK since taking up a scholarship at Oxford to do post-graduate research.
Alex Hooper-Hodson writes the 'Teen Talk' column for the Daily Record and for six years was the agony uncle for Sugar magazine, responding to boys' questions and problems.
Izzi Howell is the author and editor of over fifty children's books. She lives in East Sussex and enjoys learning languages, cooking and travelling around Europe.
Suzie is passionate about teaching children photography, and is the founder of Shutterbug Kids, which runs workshops for kids. With 20 years' experience as an award-winning international photojournalist, Suzie has worked for Press Association, Reuters and The Times. She has three children.
Jack Hughes has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working on various projects all over the world, from theatre posters to magazine illustration and children's comics. In recent years, having a young family has been a real inspirational for Jack. This has lead to him specialising in children's book illustration. He has created many characters and stories that have been greatly inspired by his young children.
Robert Hull has been a teacher for over twenty-five years. He has a special interest in creative writing, and is the author of many children's books. His book 'Multicultural Stories: Stories from West Africa' was short-listed for the Kurt Maschler Award.
Rob Humphreys first visited the Czech Republic in 1984, and has been back almost every year since. He is the author of several travel books, including Rough Guide to the Czech and Slovak Republics.