Once upon a time Christopher Wakling drove tractors, painted ceilings, and argued with other lawyers for a living.
But he always preferred stories, and since 2001 he’s mostly been writing them.
He’s written six novels for adults. He also writes about travel and teaches writing, and when he’s not doing that, or wrestling with his children, he reads or rides his bike.
His most recent novel is WHAT I DID. It is a book for grown ups, but it is about a small child. The papers called it ‘Gripping, hilarious and tender … without doubt, one of the books of the year’.
THE DOOBEREE’S FRIEND is his first story for young children with illustrator Darren Dubicki.