John Flanagan's bestselling 'Ranger's Apprentice' adventure series originally comprised twenty short stories, which John wrote to encourage his twelve-year-old son, Michael, to enjoy reading. Now sold to more than twenty countries, the series regularly appears on the New York Times Bestseller List, and has been shortlisted for children's book awards in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. In addition their son, they have two grown daughters and several grandchildren. He is currently writing further titles in the Ranger's Apprentice series as well as the exciting new Brotherband series.
Author's Comment: I have loved seeing [my characters] grow and develop and form relationships. And I love being a story teller. There's nothing better than creating your own world, your own events, your own people. It's the best fun in the world. I live in fear that someone will find out what a good time I'm having and they'll stop me. (Just kidding.)