Chris Wooding grew up in a small town in the Midlands, where nothing very interesting happened. So he started to write. His first book contract was signed at age nineteen. By the time he left university he was working as a full time author and has been writing professionally ever since. He is now the author of a number of books for adults and young people and has been translated into over twenty languages.
Chris has also been the recipient of numerous awards including the Nestlé Smarties Silver Award for The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray and the Lancashire Children's Book Award for Poison, as well as having been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Retribution Falls (of the Tales of Ketty Jay series) and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal for Storm Thief.