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Thomas Bloor is the author of the spine-tingling 'Worm in the Blood' series (Faber); award-winning dark, urban fantasy for young teenagers.

Thomas Bloor

Thomas Bloor is the author of the spine-tingling 'Worm in the Blood' series (Faber); award-winning dark, urban fantasy for young teenagers.

Thomas Bloor was born on the north eastern edge of London in 1961. He grew up in Chingford, close to
Epping Forest, and after leaving school he studied fine art painting at North East London Polytechnic.

He was married while still a student and has two daughters, both now adults. He and his family have lived in the same house in Walthamstow, London, since 1987. Employment has consisted of full-time writing, plus a string of part-time jobs, including work as an artificial flower maker, a library assistant, an art technician, a learning support assistant, a reader, an adult education tutor, and more recently as an exam invigilator. He exhibited paintings and wall pieces locally until around 1997, when he began to focus more of his time on writing. He won the Fidler Award in 1999 for his debut novel, 'The Memory Prisoner' (Hodder Children's Books) and since then has published  a further eight children's books, including the award-winning 'Worm in the Blood' and its two sequels, 'Beast Beneath the Skin' and 'Heart of the Serpent' (Faber); and two novels - 'Bomber Boys' and 'The Dragon and the Warlord' for the specialist children's publisher, Barrington Stoke. 

Thomas enjoys gloomy Scandinavian TV series and likes lying on his back in the open air watching clouds scud across the sky.