Jason Beresford’s debut children's novel is “The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers” (Catnip, 2013) - the hilarious story of four ordinary kids, who are transformed by a grateful elf into four far from ordinary superheroes.
Before he became a children's writer, Jason spent 20 years working in television, both in front of the camera and behind it. He began as a journalist reporting on stories as diverse as the war in Rwanda, the election of Nelson Mandela and "Who has got the best Christmas lights in Tyneside?" Later, he went on to direct documentaries for all the major British TV channels including "The 100 Greatest Albums" for Channel 4 and "The One Show" for the BBC . He even got the chance to reunite the cast of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and take them back to the studios in Germany where the film was made.
As well as documentaries, Jason has also directed drama for the stage and for television. His credits include "Coronation Street", "Emmerdale" and the award winning short film "Double Act" (which he wrote himself). For the stage, he has written and directed two comedy sketch shows, which toured Japan and he directed "Beauty and the Beast" with a cast of children at the People's Theatre, Newcastle.
He is now a primary school teacher and writing fiction for young readers is a whole new adventure that Jason is delighted to embark on. He is currently writing 'Frozen Fish Fingers', the second book in his comedy adventure series for 7 to 10 year-olds.
Jason lives in Leeds and has two young daughters.