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Originally from Ireland, John has lived for many years in America and Germany. He develops concepts and writes scripts for children’s animation, including ‘Jasper the Penguin’, and Ted Sieger’s ‘Molly Monster’. His movie script for Molly (now in production) won the best German screenplay award at this year’s International Animation Festival in Stuttgart. John also taught for several years at the Academy for Children’s Media in Erfurt. He is currently writing the second in the Granny Samurai book series, published by Walker books, which he also illustrates.