Nick Cross is an Oxford, UK based writer and illustrator for children. He was a geek before it was cool, and will likely still be one long after it's ceased to be cool again. Nick is a voracious consumer of pop culture in all its forms, and he loves to reflect that in his stories.
An irreverent sense of humor infuses all of his work, and he enjoys combining words, images and design to create uniquely engaging fiction. Over ten of Nick's short stories have been published in children’s magazines, leading him to win the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Magazine Merit Award for fiction.
Nick has been an active SCBWI member for ten years, and currently serves as Blog Network Editor for SCBWI Words & Pictures Magazine, showcasing the best blog posts by SCBWI members. He is also a previous winner of the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition, which seeks to find the most exciting new voices in children’s fiction.
Happily married with two teenage daughters, Nick does appear to be living the dream. If pressed, however, he will admit to a worrying addiction to t-shirts, marker pens, and ice cream sundaes. He works off the latter by cycling everywhere he can, but never, ever, wearing Lycra.