James Russell is a children’s book author from Auckland, New Zealand. So far, he has written five books (The Dragon Brothers Trilogy of picture books, and two junior novels – The Dragon Defenders, books one and two). A sixth is underway (You can sign up for email alerts here).

He has 12 years in the newspaper business, both as an editor and a journalist/columnist. Now he's a full time writer of books!

On the weekends - and by night - he is a father to two young boys whose insatiable demand for a new story both morning and night is the inspiration behind The Dragon Brothers Trilogy and The Dragon Defenders.