Christian Darkin

Christian Darkin gets asked to do impossible things most days – whether it’s bringing dinosaurs back to life, or building alien spaceships, or just looking after two of the world’s most surprising children. Sometimes, on a really good day, when all the impossible things have been done, and there’s a little time left, he writes.

He is the author of the Act Normal chapter books for children, and for older readers, his credits include two young adult novels, The Skull (published by Bloomsbury) and a detective technothriller, @thelogician. He has also written two science documentaries, a Doctor Who spin-off film starring the sixth Doctor, and articles for dozens of magazines newspapers.

His illustration work can be found in children’s books and grown-up titles. He also works as an animator, creating an entire series for BBC CBeebies as well as special effects for film and TV.