Chris Harrison was born in Sheffield, England but didn't live there for long. At the tender age of 36 hours he was taken to Worksop and left 3 years later for the sunnier climate of Derby. He stayed there for the next 20 years getting bigger and uglier. At the ripe old age of 23 he was left at the door of a university in Devon where he was washed and educated only to return to Derby 3 years later. He is still there. "I went to the University of Plymouth (Exeter Campus) which was a wonderfully tiny place and managed to stumble out of there with a 2-1 Degree in Design and Illustration." Vampire School are Chris' first books for children.