Alex Scarrow

photo of Alex Scarrow on pile of books
Alex Scarrow

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.

book jacket for TimeRidersTimeRiders was a RedHouse Awards, Catalyst Awards, Hampshire Book winner and a finalist for Galaxy Children’s Book of the Year.

Alex lives in in Norwich with his family. In his spare time he snowboards, sails, writes music and walks his yappy jack russell, Max.