Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. He is now author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 40 languages. His historical fiction for older children 'Tudor Terror' has been praised as 'a marvellous blend of fact and fiction' (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistently in the bestseller lists since 1994. His 'Horrible Histories' celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2008, having sold over 25 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted 'Outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th Century' by Books for Keeps magazine.
He was born in Sunderland in 1946 and now lives in Derwentside, County Durham. Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and museum manager.