Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Horror, SciFi & Fantasy, Writing for Children, Writing for Young Adults

Writer Biography

Dan Walker lives smack-bang in the centre of the UK, just outside of Derby. He grew up in Allestree, attending Portway Junior School and Woodlands Community School. As a young man, he spent an enormous amount of time in Allestree Library, reading the books that would eventually inspire his own children’s novels.

In 2005, he graduated from the University of Derby with a First-Class degree in English. Since then, he has worked with a procession of wonderful people, first at the Derby Telegraph, then in bookshops such as Waterstones, libraries and schools. He currently helps to run a specialist Autism centre. Sky Thieves is his debut adventure series.


Selected Publications
Sky Thieves children's book series: Book 1: "Sky Thieves" Book 2: "Desert Thieves"
Performances & Workshops

Appearances at schools, libraries and bookshops in the region.


​"Dan gave an entertaining and interactive talk to our Year 7 students who enjoyed hearing about his journey towards becoming a published author. Dan relates well to young people, and engages with individuals about their interests. He is an inspiration!" The Kimberley School

"Dan's performance was extremely inspiring. He prepared and presented the session to a high standard and the children were very engaged. It was useful for them to understand the journey and process of becoming a writer and how important it is to pursue your heart's desire." Coppice Primary School

"We were lucky enough to host visits to two local primary schools where Dan spoke to years 5 and 6. The children were engaged throughout as Dan talked about his journey to becoming a published author and the inspiration for his stories. We had lovely feedback from staff and children at both schools who enjoyed the talk and appreciated the time that Dan spent chatting as he signed books for the children." The Bookcase book shop

"It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Dan to our store! It's a special treat for children to be able to meet one of their authors, and Dan proved to be especially popular with the kids in Chesterfield as we completely sold out of his book Sky Thieves on the day. We have already invited Dan back for another signing when his next novel comes out, and we can't wait to introduce more children to this exciting new talent!" Waterstones Chesterfield

"Thanks for coming to our library. It was a great morning and the children obviously really enjoyed your presentation. I thought you were very engaging and related really well to the age group who came." Sleaford Library

For more information, please visit: http://danwalkerauthor.com/ or: https://twitter.com/sky_thieves.

Prizes & Awards
Shortlisted for Brilliant Book Award 2018 Longlisted for Reading Rampage Award 2018

Available for the following:

  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Live Performances
  • Workshops
  • My Work

    "Sky Thieves"
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Websites, blogs and links to work

    Dan Walker's official author website

    "Sky Thieves" official book trailer

    Dan Walker's Instagram