Tom Nicoll is an award-winning writer of funny books for children, including the There's a Dragon in my . . . series and Boyband of the Apocalypse, which won the Stockton Children's Book of the Year 2019. He is also an avid, though arguably not-very-good, gamer and has written a video-game based series for younger readers called Level Up! He lives just outside Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters.