For a long time I dabbled in cartooning, illustration and film. This included: writing and illustrating cards for a major greeting card company, awards for my comedy short film "The Brink", and a couple feature-writing assignments for producers in Hollywood (thankfully I escaped with my soul intact).
My focus switched to writing books for children when I started reading to my boys at bedtime. It's a great way to connect, even if the rest of the day has been too busy. I wanted to write a book that boys would love, and their parents might also enjoy reading.
I like humour - a lot. I also see great value in the tradition of storytelling to demonstrate concepts that may help children traverse some of life's difficulties (such as being called 'Farty bum breath').
My books are written for middle readers (8-12 years). I'm currently working on the next books in the Super Ninja and Trevor: Diary of an Alien series. I'm also writing a book for 10-14 year old readers called, Clown Town. It's a book for boys AND girls ... and maybe even parents too!
More information about me and my books can be found at http://www.jeffbilman.com
Hope you enjoy!