Chris Smith has dreamed of being an author ever since he was 8 and won a competition with his story Where Are The Brandy Snaps? He’s also an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, known to listeners of BBC Radio 1 as Chris Smith With The News for what are hopefully obvious reasons. Oh, and he once featured on a George Michael song; if you give him a biscuit he’ll tell you all about it. Chris lives in north London with his wife, their son and a cat called Mabel who can travel through time.