Guy Jones

Guy was born in Botswana, grew up in Bedfordshire and now lives in St Albans with his wife and step-daughter.

He spent a decade writing for the theatre, including the West End musical Never Forget, before finally knuckling down to write a book.

The Ice Garden (Chicken House) is his first novel, a haunting middle-grade fantasy about a girl who has to be protected against sunlight and finds her way into a magical place that leads her to make difficult choices and come to terms with her life. Guy has followed this with The Fire Maker (Chicken House), about a boy who wants to be a magician and an old man with a magical secret.