Mitch Johnson is an exciting talent in children's fiction. His debut novel Kick (Usborne) won the Branford Boase Award 2018 and several regional awards, including the Mal Peet Children's Award.

Spark (Hachette) is Mitch's new heart-stopping middle grade adventure. Ash has always lived in Last Village - unbearably hot and with water drying up, life is hard. When Ash wakes to find that the village's water has completely run out, he sets off on a dangerous journey in search of water accompanied by the outcast Bronwyn. But in a world struggling to exist, only the strongest can survive.

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.

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