Peter Bently lives in Totnes in South Devon with his wife Lucy and their two children, Theo and Tara. He wrote stories as a child and has always been fond of rhyming (including writing his brother's best man speech all in verse).
A Lark in the Ark was Peter's very first picture book and was shortlisted for the 2009 Red House Children's Book Award. He has written many other books for children, including King Jack and the Dragon, which was shortlisted for the 2013 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. He has twice been shortlisted for the Book Trust Roald Dahl Funny Prize, which he won in 2011 with Cats Ahoy! His other titles include Diggory Digger and the Dinosaurs for Egmont, illustrated by Guy-Parker Rees.