Meet the authors:

Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace is an award-winning writer and television and radio presenter. His Sunday Times-bestselling non-fiction books include Join Me, Awkward Situations for Men and Yes Man, which was made into the major Hollywood movie starring Jim Carrey. His first children's book, Hamish and the Worldstoppers, was the second biggest-selling debut children's book of 2015.

As a presenter, he has presented everything from science documentaries to primetime BBC1 Saturday night gameshows. He is the winner of several Sony Radio Academy Awards, the Arqiva for Presenter of the Year and a BAFTA for voice acting in the video game Thomas Was Alone. More recently he was Artist in Residence at BBC Comedy. His new book, Danny’s new book, The Day the Screens Went Blank, is out on 18 March.

“Connecting Stories is all about showing children that they can grow up to be whoever they want to regardless of their background. I started writing video game reviews for magazines at the age of 13 and I can’t wait to show Peterborough’s children that good literacy skills can unlock opportunities that they can carry with them into their adult lives.”

Guy Bass

Guy Bass Alt

Guy Bass is an award-winning children’s author, whose books include the best-selling Stitch Head series, Skeleton Keys, Spynosaur, Laura Norder, Anna Gain and Dinkin Dings. Guy won a Blue Peter Book Award in 2010 for Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things and has twice won the Portsmouth Book award. His books have been published in more than 15 languages.

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"I grew up in Peterborough and have previously supported the work of the National Literacy Trust's Peterborough Hub, so am very excited to continue this support as part of the Connecting Stories initiative. I look forward to sharing the incredible gift of imagination and storytelling with Peterborough's children and inspiring the next generation of creatives to share their voices, no matter their background."