About the author

Paul Ian Cross

<p><strong>PAUL IAN CROSS</strong> is an award-winning children&rsquo;s author and scientist from London, UK.</p> <p></p> <p>Paul works in clinical research (developing new medicines) and he&rsquo;s also involved in science communication &ndash; presenting science to non-scientists. Paul enjoys his science career but he also has a real passion for writing stories! He enjoys introducing children to the wonders of science, especially reluctant readers. By introducing science creatively, he aims to spark their interest, allowing them to gain confidence with their reading. As a previous reluctant reader himself, he understands how hard it can be. But it&rsquo;s all about making reading fun and interesting!</p> <p></p> <p>In his spare time, Paul loves visiting new and exciting places where he&rsquo;s always looking for his next story. One of his favourite places is Scotland, especially the Isle of Skye. His latest adventures include a trip to Japan as well as two months travelling around the South Pacific &ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp; including Los Angeles, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands.</p>