Mark Lowery grew up in Preston. He is now a teacher in Cambridge, where he lives with his girlfriend, their daughter and their baby son. His debut, Socks are Not Enough, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Pants are Everything is the sequel.
In 2005-06, he studied for a Master’s Degree in Writing for Children at the University of Winchester. It was during this course that he first came up with the idea for Socks Are Not Enough, which is his first novel.