Tom Palmer is the author of 40 children's books featuring spies, history, the RAF, ghosts, detectives, war, football and rugby.
He has written three series for Puffin Books - Football Academy (7+), Foul Play (9+) and The Squad (9+) - and several books for Barrington Stoke, including Scrum (7+), Ghost Stadium (9+), Secret F.C. (7+), Over the Line (10+) and the Rugby Academy (9+) and Wings series (9+). In 2017 his new Defenders (8+) series will be published.
Tom visits over 150 schools every year to run his Football and Rugby Reading Games, which tie in with his long-term work in reader development. From 2017 his range of school events will include history workshops ranging from WW2, WW1, Viking, Anglo Saxon, Roman and Iron Age.
He has worked around the UK and the world for the National Literacy Trust, the British Council, the Reading Agency, Reading Force, the Premier League, the FA and England Rugby. He is the Writer in Residence at the RAF Museums (2015 to 2018).
He is the winner of the Solihull and Leicester children's book awards and was shortlisted for the prestigious Blue Peter Book Award.
Tom lives in Yorkshire with his wife, daughter and Katniss the cat.