Simon Puttock was born in New Zealand and, as a child, travelled all over the world with his family. He wanted to be a vet when he was little, but grew up to become a bookseller. He was particularly interested in children’s books and was chosen to be a short-listing Children’s Whitbread judge. He has since become a full-time writer, creating 24 children’s books, and winning the Early Years award at the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Awards, 2006. Simon lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.