John Condon has been writing picture books for many years. Before that he wrote screenplays and made short movies, a couple of which you can still find floating around on the web - if you look hard enough.

His debut picture book, The Wondrous Dinosaurium (Maverick Arts), was Maverick's fastest selling book of the year, was nominated for Maverick's Book of the Year Award 2018, and has been shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year 2019. His exciting new picture book, The Pirates Are Coming (Nosy Crow, February 2020) tells the story of a boy who cried Pirates! one too many times.

John is a Creative Director at a branding agency. He lives with his family in a leafy London suburb and enjoys weekend walks in the park - at least, that’s what he tells people. In reality he loves nothing more than to sit on a comfy sofa, with a fresh cup of tea, dreaming up new story ideas. Very occasionally he will go for a walk in the park but only after putting up a good fight.

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