Since then Ian has written more than thirty books for schools for publishers including Badger Learning, OUP’s Project X series, Rising Stars and Eprint. He specialises in easy-to-read stories for reluctant readers (boys!) along with a number of teachers’ resource books.
Ian left school at 17 and worked in the printing industry before training for teaching. After teaching in three counties he settled with his family in Kent, becoming deputy- headteacher in a large primary school where he began writing.
NOW… he spends much of his time visiting schools, inspiring young writers in the classroom.
Ian was a total pleasure to listen to when working with my year 5 class. The suspense produced by some of my writers had me on the edge of my seat! The phenomenal vocabulary and inference produced by all the children showed just how inspired they were.
Spike is the green dinosaur in Mrs Wrelton’s Dinosaur. He goes to all Ian’s author visits.
Here he is enjoying a book with a small friend during a busy day looking after his author.
Mrs Wrelton’s Dinosaur was Ian’s first published book. Its launch featured on BBC South East News and BBC Radio Kent.