Bali Rai is the multi award-winning author of more than thirty-five books about teenagers and children. When he's not writing, he works with schools and colleges across the UK and worldwide. His first novel (un)arranged marriage was published in 2001, and he has two new books ready for 2017. He is an ambassador for The Reading Agency, promoting reading for pleasure and libraries, and in 2015, received a doctorate of letters from De Montfort University. Other than writing, his passions include Liverpool FC, reggae music and cooking.