about ANDY

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. Andy is best known for The Treehouse series, the JUST! books and The Day My Bum Went Psycho. Over the last 20 years Andy’s books have been New York Times bestsellers, adapted for the stage and television and won more than 50 Australian children’s choice awards. Andy, a passionate advocate for literacy, is an ambassador for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and The Pyjama Foundation.

BORN3 September 1961
LIVESMelbourne, Australia
FAMILYMarried with 2 daughters (no pets)
STARTED WRITING Aged 6
FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK Just Tricking! (1997)
BOOKS PUBLISHED SO FAR28
FAVOURITE BOOK/SERIES The Treehouse Series
GETS HIS IDEAS FROM Books, movies, music and real life
FAVOURITE AUTHORS Dr Seuss, Enid Blyton, Lewis Carroll
NEXT BOOKThe 78-Storey Treehouse
HOBBIES Reading, movies, music, cycling, swimming
MORE INFOVisit `Frequently Asked Questions`


about TERRY

BORN26 July 1950
LIVESMelbourne, Australia
FAMILY Married with 2 daughters and a son, and 2 dogs (now dead), 1 budgie (flown away), countless guinea pigs, rabbits, hermit crabs… (all dead) and one million goldfish (nearly all dead).
STARTED WRITINGAged 11, illustrating my little brother’s stories.
FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK Felix and Alexander (1985)
BOOKS PUBLISHED SO FARmore than 120… Too many to count.
FAVOURITE BOOK/SERIES The Treehouse Series
FAVOURITE AUTHORS Roald Dahl, Tomi Ungerer, Uri Schulevitz, Raymond Chandler, PG Wodehouse.
GETS HIS IDEAS FROM Books, cartoons, movies, paintings, music and just mucking around
NEXT BOOKThe 78-Storey Treehouse
HOBBIESVolleyball, tennis, bodyboarding, swimming, painting, building, renovating and gardening and talking rubbish.


about JILL

BORN
9 January 1962
LIVESMelbourne, Australia
FAMILY Married with 2 daughters (no pets)
STARTED EDITING 1987
FIRST MET ANDY AND TERRY1996 Edited Andy's first book Just Tricking! (illustrated by Terry)
FAVOURITE BOOK/SERIES
The Treehouse Series and the Schooling Around series
FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S BOOKSFerdinand the Bull, Pippi Longstocking, The Finn Family Moomintrolls
LIKES
Reading, movies, animals, looking at cats on the internet, editing, doodling
DISLIKES Early starts, shouting, being too busy
PAST PETS A guinea pig called Rastus, a cat called Carly and a cat called Silky