Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist and, after a decade in various unsuccessful bands, worked in the computer games industry as a lead games designer.
But since 2006, when his first adult novel A Thousand Suns was published, he has been a full time writer.
He is now most widely known as the author of bestselling children’s books, notably the TimeRider series published by Puffin, which has been sold into over 30 foreign territories and the Ellie Quin adventures.
Alex lives in in Norwich with his family. In his spare time he snowboards, sails, writes music and walks his yappy jack russell, Max.