James Russell is a children’s book author from Auckland, New Zealand. So far, he has written six books (The Dragon Brothers Trilogy of picture books, and three junior novels – The Dragon Defenders, books one, two, and three). More are 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.