John Marsden is the third of four children: the position traditionally occupied by the rebel of the family! His teachers in Grade 4 and Grade 6 encouraged him to write, and at the age of nine, inspired by his favourite writers such as Enid Blyton and Nan Chauncy, he decided he wanted to become an author.
For seven years John attended The King’s School Parramatta, a strict military school in Sydney, and from there went on to the University of Sydney. However, he soon decided that a career in law looked too boring, so he dropped out and drifted around for nearly 10 years, trying jobs as diverse as motorcycle courier, truck driver and hospital clerk. When John was 28, he began a teaching course, which he loved from the start. Embarking on a teaching career, he also became more and more interested in writing, and in 1987 succeeded in getting his first book, So Much to Tell You, published. A string of huge hits followed, highlighted by the Tomorrow series and The Ellie Chronicles. John has now sold more than two and a half million books in Australia alone, but is also an international bestseller, with many major awards to his credit.
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