Meet the author

As a child, Rob Dalton Smith wrote short stories, poems, songs and even invented things for fun.

He studied Media in Nottingham and then became a radio presenter in many towns and cities across the UK. This meant he was able to interview many famous people; the most memorable was Jake from the Cbeebies show "The Tweenies"!

He decided to take up writing many years later after waking from a dream, which sparked the initial idea for "Jack Roberts and the Island of Ideas".

Rob is married with two children and lives in Christchurch.