Award-winning actor and writer Paul Copley taught English and Drama in Walthamstow before joining the Leeds Playhouse Theatre in Education Company as an actor and teacher in 1971. In 1976 he won the Olivier acting award for the part of Private Hamp in 'For King and Country' by John Wilson. More recently, his theatre work has included 'Breathing Corpses' by Laura Wade at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005, and he is currently filming an episode of 'Shameless' for Channel 4.
Paul started writing for the theatre in 1976, and has written extensively for BBC Radio as well, including the play 'On Mayday' which involves the Chernobyl disaster, as he was travelling in the former USSR at the time of the disaster. His published work also includes plays written specifically for the classroom.
Priscilla Hannaford is co-owner of Brilliant Publications, publishers of creative resources for use by teachers and others working with children. She trained as a primary school teacher and works for several major educational publishers before founding Brilliant Publications in 1993. Although Priscilla hasn't written any of the books herself, she is listed as an author as sometimes she gets involved in collating other people's ideas.
Roger Stevens is a performance poet, author, musician and artist. His poems have appeared in more than 100 anthologies and he performs his poetry and runs creative writing workshops for both young and old.