Lisa was born and grew up in Nottingham. She studied drama at Middlesex University and following graduation worked as an actor on stage and TV. Her first novel, The Art of Being Normal won a number of prizes including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Best Older Fiction 2016. She has written three other YA novels and non-fiction for younger children.She lives in London with her husband, stepchildren and a mischievous whippet called Nelson.
Alison James is a celebrity journalist and author who has written for the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, the Sunday Mirror and magazines including Marie Claire, Woman’s Own and Yours. For 14 years, she wrote a weekly TV and Entertainment column for Chat magazine and she is a regular contributor to BBC radio stations, talking about all things entertainment. She has written books about Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Pink Floyd and Iron Maiden, as well as a couple of teenage novels. She is based in London.
Marloes Valentina Stella is a journalist and lifelong gamer who has written for many of the world’s largest games and entertainment websites, including GamesRadar, PCGamesN, Polygon and Fanbyte. When she’s not writing, she’s probably thinking of new character builds in Genshin Impact. She is based in The Netherlands.
Dominic Utton is a journalist, author and novelist with over twenty years’ experience. His work has appeared in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Sunday Times, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Elle and many other newspapers and magazines. He is based in London and Oxford.
The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine. The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean "Play Well". Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund, Denmark. Its products are now sold in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Carrie Sellon was born in Bristol and now lives in Hampshire with her husband, three children, dog friend (Mabel), tortoise friend (Sid), chicken friends (Bluebell and Snowy) and 30,000 bee friends (Andy, Pamela, Ellie, Mark…you get the idea).
She used to travel the world making wildlife films for the BBC, but now, much like Pizza Pete, prefers hanging out at home, eating too much pizza. Pizza Pete and the Perilous Potions is her first book.
LOM ART is dedicated to showcasing the most talented and creative artists. Our beautiful and exciting artist-led books will unleash creativity in people of all ages. From quirky drawing books to pop-out paper models, the list exhibits what’s hot in the worlds of art and culture.
Sarah Bax Horton is an experienced former government researcher who worked in National Security for over twenty years. She has a MA Honours degree in English and Foreign Languages (German) from Somerville College, Oxford. Her interest in genealogy and a family member related to the Jack the Ripper case inspired her to research the lives of personalities involved and to establish the previously unknown connection between the perpetrator and an eyewitness in the Catherine Eddowes case.
The Official Charts have been a central part of British popular culture for 70 years and counting. With their finger on the pulse of the British record-buying, digital-downloading, music-streaming public, the Official Charts are the UK’s only official, trusted weekly barometer of what’s popular in music right now. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Top Of The Pops and MTV, the Top 40 Official Singles Chart has been chronicling the tastes of the nation since 1952: from The Beatles to Beyonce, The Rolling Stones to Rihanna, Kylie to Miley, and Spice Girls to Little Mix. Crowning artist success week in, week out, including the coveted Christmas Number 1, the Official Charts aren’t just the authority on what is popular in Britain, they ARE British pop culture.
Lee Thompson grew up in the north-east of England and became obsessed with music during his formative years in the 1970s. His vinyl collection grew out of hand through his teens and into his twenties, as did his obsession for chart facts and trivia. A love of radio led him to making his own shows in his bedroom in the eighties before becoming a presenter in the nineties at various stations including one of the first incarnations of London’s influential indie Xfm. He later worked as Head Of Music at TV music channels The Box, Kiss, Q, Kerrang! Smash Hits, Magic, and The Hits. Today, he’s a consultant and curator of shows on the NOW 70s, 80s, and 90s music TV channels, has produced chart rundown specials with both Gary Davies and Scott Mills at BBC Radio 2, and more than 100 weekly editions of ‘Sounds Of The 70s’. He's a self-confessed retro Top Of The Pops nerd and loves a good music quiz much more than his wife does. He lives in London.