Rob Lloyd Jones was born in San Francisco but grew up in London. He studied Egyptology at university where he learnt hieroglyphics, and goes on digs with the Egypt Exploration Society. He is the author of the award-winning Wild Boy series of Victorian detective novels, and the Jake Atlas adventure series, both for Walker Books. Rob is also is a senior editor at Usborne, for whom he has written over fifty books – mostly historical non-fiction, but also adaptations of classics such as Jekyll and Hyde and The Count of Monte Cristo. Rob is also a volunteer reading helper at a primary school in Clerkenwell, and he has written episodes of the children’s TV show ‘Bernard’s Watch’ for Carlton Kids. He lives in Sussex with his wife and two sons.

Straight from the mouth of a best-selling author and Egyptologist, Rob takes children on a fascinating journey: from how he started writing (and how you can too), to the real life treasure hunt that inspired his new novel. There’s a fun quiz, prizes and creepy Egyptian mummies…   

Rob is an award-winning author of over 80 books, including the ‘Wild Boy’ and ‘Jake Atlas’ novels for Walker Books, and the best-selling See inside books for Usborne Publishing.