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Pete Johnson


UK flag (b.1965)

When Pete Johnson was eight he wrote a fan letter to Dodie Smith because he had loved 101 Dalmatians so much. She wrote back and the two began exchanging letters, which inspired Pete to become a writer. He sent his first story to a publisher when he was 11. It was rejected!Pete worked as a film critic for Radio One before becoming a teacher in a secondary school. It was teaching which gave him the ideas for his first book, Secrets from the School Underground. He asked his students to advise him about his style, and they gave him loads of hints on how to toughen his writing up and, especially, how important it is not to use clichés.
 


Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance
 
Series
Friends Forever
   Break Out (1991)
   No Limits (1991)
   Discovery (1992)
   Everything Changes (1992)
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Mind Reader
   1. The Crystal (1998)
     aka Mind Reader
   2. Superhero (1999)
     aka Blackmail
   3. Ghostly Whisper (2017)
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2-power
   1. The Korski Code (2007)
   2. The Canine Conspiracy (2007)
   3. The Midnight Menace (2008)
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Vampire
   1. The Vampire Blog (2010)
   2. The Vampire Hunters (2011)
   3. The Vampire Fighters (2012)
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Novels
   Secrets from the School Underground (1986)
   Catch You on the Flip Side (1987)
   The Cool Boffin (1988)
   We, the Haunted (1989)
   I'd Rather Be Famous (1989)
   The Dead Hour (1993)
   Ten Hours to Live (1995)
   Missing on Holiday (1995)
   The Ghost Dog (1996)
   I Love Peanut Head (1996)
   The Vision (1996)
   My Friend's a Werewolf (1997)
   Headless Ghost (1998)
   Secret Friend (1998)
   The Phantom Thief (1998)
   The Protectors (1998)
   Troublemaker (1998)
   Eyes of the Alien (1999)
   Marcio Marc (2000)
   Girl Gang (2000)
   Runaway Teacher (2000)
   Bug Brother (2000)
   The Warning (2000)
   The Creeper (2000)
   The Frighteners (2001)
   Last Resort (2001)
   Rescuing Dad (2001)
   Traitor (2002)
   Pirate Brother (2002)
   Faking It (2003)
   Avenger (2004)
   Trust Me, I'm a Troublemaker (2005)
   The Best Holiday Ever! (2005)
   The Hero Game (2005)
   Ghost Trouble (2006)
   Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler (2006)
   The Ex-Files (2006)
   How Embarrassing Is That? (2007)
   The Bad Spy's Guide (2007)
   How to Get Famous (2008)
   Liar (2008)
   The TV Time Travellers (2009)
   Shut It! (2009)
   Hero? (2010)
   Invisible Brother (2010)
   Awesome (2013)
   Six Hours (2014)
   The Vampire Bewitched (2014)
   Mate Match (2016)
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Collections
   One Step Beyond (1990)
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Graphic Novels show
 
Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Books containing stories by Pete Johnson
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Death Walks Tonight (1996)
Horrifying Stories
edited by
Anthony Horowitz
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Love Hurts (1994)
edited by
Miriam Hodgson

Award nominations
2007 Blue Peter Book Award for Book of the Year (nominee) : The Bad Spy's Guide


Pete Johnson recommends
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This Is Not My Life (2016)
Diane Schoemperlen
"This is an important book. In this scaring, painfully, honest account of both a relationship and a prison system 'goes bad' we are bleeding heart that breaks though concrete.I am awe of her courage"

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