Thomas Docherty writes and illustrates his own stories, as well as illustrating books by other authors, including his wife Helen Docherty (The Screen Thief, Alison Green Books and Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell Sourcebooks), Julia Donaldson (Bombs & Blackberries and Chariots & Champions, Hodder) and Jenny Colgan (Polly and the Puffin series, Little Brown).
His work has been nominated for many awards, including the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal, and published all over the world. Thomas and Helen’s award-winning picture book The Snatchabook (Alison Green Books) is an international bestseller, published in 18 languages. Thomas' latest title The Horse That Jumped (Farshore) was published in April 2021.
When he was at school, Thomas was always getting into trouble for doodling in his rough book. He now feels very lucky to be able to draw pictures for a living, and make up stories to go with them. Alongside his own work, Thomas dedicates a lot of time to working with school children and young adults, helping them write and illustrate their own stories.