Mitch Johnson is an exciting talent in children's fiction. Kick (Usborne), his debut novel, tells the story of Budi, a poverty-bound boy working in a Jakarta sweatshop, and his idol, Kieran Wakefield, the superstar Real Madrid footballer who earns Budi’s monthly wage in just 100 seconds. One unlucky kick brings Budi's world crashing down - now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta. Soon it isn't only Budi's dreams at stake, but his life.
As well as writing, Mitch works as a Waterstones bookseller in Norwich, where he lives with his wife and baby daughter. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first class degree in English Literature with Creative Writing.