Ben Davis writes funny books for older children and teenagers. His first book, The Private Blog of Joe Cowley has been hailed as a Wimpy Kid for a new generation.

A sequel, Return of the Geek, was published the following year, with a third instalment of the series, Welcome to Cringefest arriving in April 2016.

He has also written standalone books for younger readers, like the supervillain tale, Danny Dread, and the forthcoming My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral.

Before he became a published author, Ben wrote jokes and sketches for radio shows and various other bits and bobs.

When he's not writing, he regularly visits schools and leads creative writing workshops.

These days, Ben lives with his wife and son in Staffordshire and in his spare time, likes to put his dog in daft costumes.