About Tom McLaughlin

Tom McLaughlin is an author illustrator from Devon. After graduating from Falmouth College of Art he worked from 10 years as a political cartoonist for The Western Morning News. Since going freelance he has been a animation designer for a number of TV shows, as well as an occasional columnist for The Guardian online. He started in the world of children’s publishing by illustrating other people’s books before turning his hand to writing. He has written and illustrated for Bloomsbury, Puffin, Scholastic, OUP, Walker to name but a few. His books have been nominated for countless awards and have been translated into over 10 different languages. He lives in Exeter with his wife and children and can often be found staring out of a window with a cup of tea.