Adam Perrott is a former bookseller who spent his days dreaming about writing. As well as writing books, jokes, and poems, he is a full-time father. In 2011, his debut Eerie Deirdre Darkly won the inaugural Beryl Bainbridge Award for a First Time Author at The People's Book Prize. Tom McLaughlin studied at Falmouth College of Arts and has since worked as a cartoonist and an animation designer for Nick Toons. He has also published a picture book, The Diabolical Mr Tiddles. Tom lives in Devon with his wife, two boys and a sleepy cat.