Ian was born at a young age. He is a writer of books, plays and pantomimes, a reformed juggler, actor, lecturer and general dabbler in many areas. His previous books include - SAM HAWKINS, PIRATE DETECTIVE, AND THE CUT GLASS CUTLASS; SAM HAWKINS AND THE POINTY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE CHOCOLATE MELTDOWN; C.O.R.G.I. AND THE PURSUIT OF THE PRINCE'S PANTS; SNOT MONSTER; IAN BILLINGS' LOST PROPERTY and BORN TO GIGGLE for SAVE THE CHILDREN. When he is not at home writing or feeding his cat, Harriet, Ian is travelling the world making children laugh with his stand-up comedy show. So far he has performed in UK, Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Russian, Thailand, Jordan, Oman, Vietnam, UAE, Uganda, Kenya and a firestation. He recently appeared in BBC TV's "Doctors,"; in the BBC radio drama,"The Colcloughs," and once penned episodes for CBeebie TV's "ChuckleVision" and "Gigglybiz". Ian was nominated for the 2019 BBC Imison Award for Best Radio Play for his radio play SPIKE AND THE ELFIN OAK, for which its star, actor, David Threlfall picked-up the 2019 Best Actor Award. He was once described by an audience member as "The most imaginative adult I've ever met" and by one of his teachers as "Hopeless!"