Roland Chambers is an author and illustrator who lives on a tumbledown farm with his family near Dartmoor. He is the prize-winning writer of The Last Englishman, a biography of Arthur Ransome (Faber 2009) for adults. Roland is Writer in Residence for First Story, England’s leading creative writing charity for young people. The Rage of the Sea Witch is the first in the Adventures of Billy Shaman, Roland's brilliantly feel-good new series about exploration and discovery through the ages. Book 2, The War of the Heavenly Horses set in China will be published in September 2023.