About the author

James Minter

<p>I am a dad of two grown children, and a stepfather to three more. I started writing five years ago with books designed to appeal to the inner child in adults - very English humour. My daughter Louise, reminded me of the bedtime stories I told her, and suggested I write them down for others to enjoy. I haven&#39;t yet, but instead I&#39;ve written eight tiles in the Billy Books series for 8 to 11-year-olds boy and girls. These are traditional stories addressing negative behaviours, but with positive outcomes.<br> Although the main characters Billy, Ant and Max are made up, Billy&#39;s dog, Jacko, is based on our much-loved family pet, who, with our second dog Malibu, caused havoc and mayhem to the delight of my children and consternation of me.<br> Prior to writing, I was a college lecturer, and later worked in the computer industry, at a time before smartphones and tablets, when computers were powered by steam, and stood as high as a bus.<br> I believe in, and strongly support the values based education program founded by Dr Neil Hawkes being introduced to UK and world-wide schools.</p>