Photo: Emma Hughes

Inspired by his own family and from his time as a primary school teacher, Paul likes to write stories that get young readers turning pages.

His published work crosses a range of genres, and includes The Twins, the Ghost and the Castle, and the Skate Monkey series.

He lives on an island in Aotearoa New Zealand, and can be found with a little book and a fountain pen in his hands, catching ideas before they disappear.