Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and has been successfully writing and illustrating for over thirty years. He has written dozens of books for children and illustrated many more, collaborating with a number of illustrious authors along the way, including several British Children's Laureates. His work has been published in fourteen languages and has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia, the US and the UK. As Ed Chatterton, Martin writes crime fiction, screenplays and historical fiction and several of his books are in development with various TV and film producers. Martin is also well known as a children's performer and tours globally. In 2017 Martin gained his PhD and is currently working on an animated feature related to his doctorate. After a period spent living in the US, he now divides his time between Australia and the UK, where he is a partner in a media production company.