Christopher Edge grew up in Manchester where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories, but now lives in Gloucestershire where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. Before becoming a children’s writer, he worked as an English teacher, editor and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand.
His children’s books include the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Penny Dreadful series of historical mysteries, including Twelve Minutes to Midnight, Shadows of the Silver Screen and The Black Crow Conspiracy. He is also the author of How to Write Your Best Story Ever!, an inspirational guide to creative writing for children aged seven and over.
His most recent book, The Many Worlds of Albie Bright (published January 2016), is a funny, moving and exciting novel about a boy who loses his mum and how far he goes to find her again, mixing humour, adventure and quantum physics.
Edge also works as an adviser and consultant to commercial, charitable and government organisations on promoting reading for pleasure and creative writing in schools, and his books have been included in the Summer Reading Challenge, Bookbuzz and Read for My School programmes.