Alan Durant (Author) Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy, Angus Rides the Goods Train and Always and Forever to top-end teenage thrillers (Blood, Flesh and Bones). Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He's married, with three children and lives in Brighton. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops. Judi Abbot (Illustrator) JUDI ABBOT was born in Italy but now lives in London with her family. She studied Illustration at art school in Milan. She usually works with acrylics, collage and colour pencils.