Australian author who is best known for his Ranger's Apprentice fantasy series. His other fiction series include Brotherband and Jesse Parker.
He worked in television advertising before becoming a novelist. He was also the co-creator of a TV series called Hey Dad!
His 2008 work, Erak's Ransom, won the Australian Publishers Association's Book of the Year for Older Children Award.
He was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He married Leonie Flanagan and became the father to three children, including a son named Michael.
He and Chronicles of Narnia writer C.S. Lewis are both well-known fantasy authors.