David Orme has written over 200 books on all sorts of subjects, including How to be a Pop Star. (He has never been one of those.) He has written serious stories, and non-fiction books on serious subjects, but The Boffin Boy series is his favourite of all the books he has written. This is because they made him laugh when he was writing them! There are 18 books in the series, all brilliantly illustrated by Peter Richardson.