Tim Healey

Children's Author

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Tim Healey is a freelance writer and broadcaster, author of over 40 children’s titles. Fiction for young readers includes IT CAME THROUGH THE WALL (illustrated by Tony Ross), A BOX OF OGRES (illustrated by Charles Fuge) and MR ENIGMA'S CODE MYSTERIES. Works of non fiction have included Macdonald’s six-title Timespan series: Spies, Disasters, Outlaws, Escapes, Mysteries and Explorers.

Tim studied History and Modern Languages at Balliol College, Oxford (1968-71). Following a brief spell working in publishing in London he has lived for more than 30 years in the university city where he brought up his family. His interests include history, music and mythology. He is a frequent broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, often contributing to the late John Peel’s Home Truths.

Latest Publication:

MORTIMER KEENE: ROBOT RIOT (2nd July 2015, Hodder Children's Books)

Mortimer Keene has made a robot! Several, in fact. And they're all being helpful around the school. Until Robo-13 goes haywire and hacks into the Robot Control system. Soon the robots are causing complete chaos! Can Mortimer regain control over his monstrous machines?