Author Profile - Roger Hurn

Author of: the GirlFriendZ and Spook Squad series.

Roger Hurn has had over 90 books for children published, including the Spook Squad series, as well as the GirlfriendZ series for Ransom. He is well known for his author visits to schools and has enormous experience as an educator, having taught at all levels from Nursery to Higher Education. His experience led to him being a consultant advisor to the UK Home Office and the Children’s Directorate.

Roger was given the title “Malam Oga” (wise teacher, big boss!) while on a story-telling trip to Africa.

His book The Beast of Hangman’s Hill (part of the Spook Squad series) was chosen by the Book Trust in 2012 for their UK wide ‘BookBuzz’ programme. Roger’s story The Man Who Couldn’t Lose recently won Kishboo magazine’s short story competition. Roger also writes the popular Ryan Kyd crime stories for adults.

He once had a hit record in Turkey and won The Weakest Link on BBC TV. In his spare time he plays seven-a-side football and, to the horror of music lovers everywhere, he still plays guitar in a rock band.
Twitter: @roger_hurn

Read our interview with Roger on our Ransom blog.