Chris Priestley decided at the age of nine that the thing he most wanted was to write and illustrate his own book.
Throughout his career he has exhibited as a painter and provided illustrations for theatre posters, books and TV, as well as cartoons for newspapers including The Times and the Observer, but in 2000, Dog Magic! the first book he had both written and illustrated, was nominated for the Children’s Book Award. He has since written many more titles for children, including more recently the wonderfully eerie Tales of Terror series and his individual takes on Frankenstein (Mister Creecher) and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (The Dead Men Stood Together).
Agent: Philippa Milnes-Smith