Sam Gayton grew up in Kent with a cat called Archibald, a dog called Ruby, a bunch of humans, and a ghost called Kevin. He spent his days playing with Lego, and making comics with his friend Loo Loo. Nowadays, Sam still loves Lego and comics. But he also loves drinking tea (milk, no sugar), eating pizza (pepperoni, extra cheese), and wondering how long he would survive a zombie apocalypse (probably about fourteen minutes).

He lives in Margate now! In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University and not long after published his first book, The Snow Merchant. His most recent books include Hercufleas and (drum roll) The Adventures of Lottie Peppercorn.