Jeremy Strong was born and grew up in south-east London. He gratuated in English from York University and spent some time trying to become an overnight success as a writer. In the meantime he worked as a caretaker, a strawberry-picker and in a bakery, putting the jam in doughnuts. He trained as a teacher and went on to become a headteacher in Kent. He has written a great many books for children, including the Karate Princess titles and There's a Viking in My Bed and There's a Pharaoh in Our Bath!
Strong's books are hugely popular with young children with their breezy, daft exuberance Sunday Times His books crackle with good humour and invention TES King of comedy Guardian His books are preposterously entertaining Observer