Graham Marks

Graham Marks is an award-winning author of 16 YA and middle grade children’s books, most recently BAD BONES (Stripes, 2015). Originally trained as a graphic designer he co-founded a design studio and a publishing company and then worked as a freelance creative director before switching from visuals to words. Since moving from design to editorial he has written more than a dozen critically-acclaimed novels, written scripts for BBC Radio and Marvel Comics, worked as the Children’s Editor for the UK publishing trade paper Publishing News and spent eight years as an advertising copywriter. Graham has been a regular on the literary festival circuit, both as a performer and Chair, and also taken his workshops to schools. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and is currently working on a historical middle grade novel about a young immigrant crossing America in the 1920s. For more about Graham please visit his website at