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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: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance
Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Pete Johnson
Short stories
Secret Terror (1990)

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

Pete Johnson recommends
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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