Steve Voake lives in Somerset. As well as the Hooey series, he has written five Daisy Dawson books for Walker. He is also the author of six novels for older readers, including The Dreamwalker's Child. Steve grew up in the countryside and used to be a naughty, slightly scruffy boy just like Hooey. He still dreams about making stuff explode and riding his bike off a pier into the sea, but fears he is too old to get away with it.