In year seven, Alex McDiarmid was given an assignment to write a two-page fairytale. He submitted a twenty-two page fantasy epic. He went on to write two theatre productions and two novels throughout secondary school, a forty-five minute film for his year twelve media class and a web series the following year. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) at the Victorian College of the Arts. Harry is the first book he has had produced for the Stuff Happens series.