Graham Marks is an award-winning author of YA and Middle Grade children’s books. Originally trained as a graphic designer – during which time he had two well-received slim volumes of poetry published – he co-founded a design studio and a publishing company and then worked as a freelance creative director before switching from visuals to words.

Since moving from design to editorial he has written more than a dozen critically-acclaimed novels, written scripts for BBC Radio and Marvel Comics, worked as the Children’s Editor for the UK publishing trade paper Publishing News and spent eight years as an advertising copywriter.

He has been a regular on the literary festival circuit, both as a performer and Chair, and also taken his workshops and talks to schools. His hobby is smartphone photography and he posts something most days; you can see how he sees the world by clicking the Instagram link.