Mike Swarbrick's life couldn't get any worse. His pervy best friend gets him embroiled in a scandal involving the girls' changing rooms, his idiot of an older brother is snogging the girl of his dreams and he's just come home early from school to discover his parents are secret nudists . . . but they're ready to go public! A chain of events beyond his control are set to RUIN HIS LIFE. But instead, his teachers think that he's having trouble \"dealing with his feelings\". The result is that Mike's forced to meet with the school councillor who thinks that a \"cool\" university professor can fix his problems. And so begins Mike's \"Chats with Chas\" which really are as humiliating and cringe-worthy as they sound . . .
Mark Lowery grew up in Preston but now lives near Cambridge.
His debut novel, "Socks Are Not Enough" was shortlisted for the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. It also won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award 2012 and the Leeds Book of the Year Award, as well as being nominated for several other regional prizes. It was long-listed for the Branford Boase Award.
His second book, "Pants Are Everything", has been short-listed for the 2013 Roald Dahl Funny Prize.
He has a real-life human girlfriend who definitely exists and two small children. Most of the time he is a teacher.
His favourite biscuits are:
1. Chocolate digestives (dark)
2. Party rings
3. Chocolate fingers
4. Chocolate digestives (milk)
5. Custard creams