Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and has been successfully writing and illustrating books for twenty-five years. He has written dozens of children's books, mainly for upper primary to YA and has illustrated more than eighty books for many other writers, including three Children's Laureates. He won several awards in the UK before becoming an Australian citizen in 2006. His novel The Brain Finds A Leg was shortlisted for the 2008 NSW Premier's Literary Award. His books have been translated into fourteen languages. Alongside his publishing work Martin also continues to work as a graphic designer and TV commercials director. He lives in northern NSW and is married with two children.