Elear Hawken worked as a children's book editor for many years and was part of the team that established the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Her popular children's series Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird chronicles the hilarious adventures of a boy who spends his time with the furry and ferocious tenants of the zoo his family runs. To make some extra money for the Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business: investigating animals that don't exist. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Hired to check out sightings of a ghost dog, the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound. Anyone who is seen by this terrible beast is struck with a death curse. So when Sammy's best friend Mark runs into the deadly dog, Sammy kws he doesn't have long to figure out how to save him!
After a childhood devouring books, Eleanor Hawken spent her teenage years at boarding school, where there was many an opportunity to tell ghost stories by torchlight. After leaving school she went to university and gained a degree in Philosophy. She then worked as a children's book editor in Bath, where she was also part of the team that established the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Eleanor devised the fiction series WILL SOLVIT and has written books under the pseudonym Zed Storm. In 2010 Eleanor left England and travelled the length of the Americas with a laptop; it was during this time that she wrote her book for teens, The Blue Lady, due to be published by Hot Key Books in 2013. Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird is Eleanor's fiction series for younger readers. Eleanor now lives in North London.John Kelly is a prolific children's book illustrator and author, as well as a digital concept artist for the film industry. Among his many books are Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Scoop! Kelly lives in London.