Tom Palmer is the author of 45 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+), the Rugby Academy series (9+), Wings series (9+) and the Defenders series (8+).
In 2018 his new book Armistice Runner will be published, as well as the first book in his Roy of the Rovers series, Scouted.
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.
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, Katniss the cat and dog, Finn.