Brandon Robshaw studied English Literature at Wadham College, Oxford University. He did a PGCE at Swansea and has been a schoolteacher and a university lecturer. He currently lectures in Children's Literature for the Open University and in Writing for Children at Westminster University. He has written several books for children, including some under the name of Adam Blade for the Beast Quest and Sea Quest series. He has an MA in Philosophy and is doing a part-time PhD with the Open University. He sings in a choir, and plays the piano and ukulele (not very well). He enjoys running and has completed a number of marathons. He has lived in Oxford, Swansea, Paris and South London, but now lives in Walthamstow, East London, about a mile from where he was born, with his wife, three children and dog.