Richard Vobes started writing short stories, plays and television scripts when in his teens and early twenties. He went to mime school and performed his one man show all round the UK. In the mid 1990s he produced a pilot for a children’s television series entitled Snug and Cozi, the comedy slapstick adventures of two crazy spacemen who crash land on Earth. Two series were produced and broadcast on Children’s ITV. In recent times, Richard made a history documentary series called The Bald Explorer which was broadcast on the Community Channel on Freeview and Sky TV. Richard has eaten fire, walked on glass, lain on a bed of nails and juggled five balls on a walking globe at many gala shows and family fun events all round the country. He is concentrating on writing children’s books and Splidge the Cragflinger is the first of the series. There are plenty more books to come. Richard has three children and lives in Worthing, West Sussex.