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Jerry Ibbotson

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About Jerry

Born in London in 1969. His dad’s job as a meteorologist meant he moved around a lot growing up, including three years living on an RAF base in Germany.

Jerry has always loved writing stories. When the other kids at primary school were struggling to write a few sentences, he was busy filling the pages of his exercise book.

His particular passion is in the uncanny – writing about worlds that look much like the everyday but contain dark corners, secret tunnels and hidden doorways that lead to the fantastic and incredible.

He was a BBC radio journalist, working at Radio One Newsbeat, where he shouted the news at young people. He’s also worked in the video games industry and been fired from a convent.

He has an MA in Creative Writing from York St John University and lives in York, in northern England.