Alex Shearer has been a writer for many (many) years. He started off writing scripts for situation comedy shows, sketches and stand-up material for comedians. He devised and wrote several popular sit-coms for BBC and ITV, which since have been remade in other countries.

He then moved into writing books, for both children and adults.  His books have been translated into numerous languages and sell widely all over the world The Great Blue Yonder has sold over a million copies in both Japan and China. His books have also been adapted for television and the cinema and one of them, Bootleg, was turned into a full length Manga animation.  It was also turned into a three-part television series. Another book, The Greatest Store in the World, was made into a Christmas film for television for the BBC.

He has also written plays for the theatre and for radio, has published poetry, written articles for periodicals and magazines, and a few complaining letters to newspaper editors. He was born in the far north of Scotland and now lives in the slightly warmer (but no dryer) south west of the UK, near Bristol.

He continues to write and has spent many years trying to play the guitar – though neither of these things is necessarily appreciated by those on the receiving end of them.