Author of the month - Pete Johnson

Author Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson is an award-winning British children's writer with more than fifty books to his name. Pete’s earlier books were for teenagers. In 1996 he began to write for younger readers starting with 'The Ghost Dog' which won both the Stockton Children's Book of the Year Award and The Young Telegraph Book of the Year. Other horror stories followed including 'The Creeper' which also won The Stockton Children's Book of the Year Award and 'The Vampire Blog' which won The Brilliant Book Award.

'How to Train Your Parents' has been his biggest international success to date and has now been translated into twenty-nine languages. The lead character Louis the Laugh has since appeared in six stand-alone sequels with the latest ‘Louis’ book, 'How to Change Your Parents into Superstars' published in 2020.

Pete Johnson was made a Reading Champion by BookTrust in recognition of all his work in promoting reading in schools and libraries. He lives near St Albans.