Paul Stafford is a literacy consultant in primary and secondary schools throughout Australia, specialising in reluctant male readers. One of his literacy projects for boys, 'The Dead Bones Society', won a NSW Local Government Cultural Award in 2007. Paul studied print journalism at Charles Sturt University - graduating despite himself - but renounced the make-believe world of journalism for the hard and gritty reality of kids' fiction. He has written thirteen fiction books, distributed throughout Australasia. He has published four titles in the HORROR HIGH series with Random House Australia.