Agent : Julia Churchill
John Dougherty left teaching to become the author of over a dozen books including the Zeus stories (Zeus on the Loose was shortlisted for the Branford Boase; Zeus Sorts It Out was one of The Times’s children’s books of the year 2011), the Bansi O’Hara books, the Jack Slater books (Jack Slater: Monster Investigator, was nominated for the Ottakar’s Children’s Books Prize) and the soon-to-be-published Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series from OUP.
Born in Larne, Northern Ireland, John now lives with his family in Gloucestershire. He is Patron of Reading at West Earlham Junior School in Norwich, and a patron of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival . He’s a strong supporter of the library service, and his song What’s Wrong with Ed Vaizey can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQZsrINGmbg.
John is chair of the Society of Authors’s Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group.