PETE JOHNSON began work as a film critic for Radio One, then became a teacher. His experiences in the classroom led to his beginning to write and he still keeps contact with a panel of young readers to gain the viewpoint of the actual reader as he writes new titles. He is the author of several titles for the Corgi Yearling list. Avenger! Won the Sheffield Children's Book Award in the Shorter Novels Category in 2005. Trust Me I'm A Troublemaker won the Calderdale Children's Book of the Year 2006 in the Upper Primary Category.