Chris is a writer. illustrator and performance poet. He has sold thousands of books world-wide and makes constant appearances at festivals, schools and libraries. He has had many poetry and story books published since his first, 'BITEY THE VEGGIE VAMPIRE', in 2000. As well as scribbling pictures to accompany his own work, Chris illustrates for other authors too including: Ian Billings, Brian Moses, Joshua Seigal and Neal Zetter. His last book was 'THE A-Z OF COMPLETELY MADE UP DINASAURS'. VP are delighted that Chris has joined us - his first book, 'S.H.E.L.L. - EPISODE I - THE HORSE AWAKENS' went on sale 5th July 2021. Chris has featured at many literary festivals , including The Edinburgh Fringe, The Edinburgh Book Festival, The Doha Book Festival and The Cheltenham Book Festival. His poetry performances and writing workshops have taken him all over the world, visiting schools in places such as China, Russia, Vietnam, Jordan, India, Germany and even The Congo, where he held a poetry and illustration workshop in a cave! Chris recently was writer in residence at the Qatar National Library. He has visited thousands of schools and libraries during his writing and illustrating career. Inspiring countless children to be creative and write their own stories, poems and pick up a pencil and start scribbling their own illustrations. Chris has had his poems and pictures broadcast on BBC TV and radio, and worked for the British government and the British Council on various projects.