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Mark Lowery - Author

The youngest of four children, Mark Lowery was born in North Wales in 1979 and grew up in Preston, Lancs. Although he maintains that his upper body is of average size, many people have suggested that he has an unusually large head and stumpy legs.

His lifelong dream of playing for Everton was cruelly shattered at 18, when he realised that he was actually useless at football. Following this bombshell, he trained to become a primary school teacher. He denies that this was only so that he could be taller than the majority of people in his workplace.

Following a few years of teaching in Leeds, he studied for an MA in Writing for Children at the University of Winchester. After graduating he taught at schools in Ipswich and Italy, whilst writing in his spare time. He currently works part-time at a school in Cambridge. His claims that he is “the staff-room eye-candy” have been strenuously ridiculed by all those who work alongside him.

Mark is a fluent speaker of terrible Italian. He enjoys playing the guitar, football, swimming, snowboarding, reading and running around. However, as a father of two small humans, he has recently put some of these interests on hold in favour of nappy-changing and baby-entertaining. He has a real-life girlfriend who definitely exists, and his favourite meal is steak pie, mash and beans.

Socks Are Not Enough is his first novel. It deals with what Mark considers to be two of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century – parental nudity and custard cream addiction. It is his sincere hope that this book will in some way reach out to the sufferers of these terrible afflictions.

Pants Are Everything, Mark’s second book, is published July 2013, published by Scholastic Children’s Books.

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The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life
Mark Lowery - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Readers | A jam-fuelled week of disaster is set in motion by a single doughnut. Roman Garstang is obsessed with food - particularly Squidgy Splodge raspberry-jam doughnuts - but he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Pants Are Everything
Mark Lowery
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - July 2013 Book of the Month Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted author Mark Lowery paints a hilarious picture of the catalogue of catastrophes that befall Michael Swarbrick – again! After the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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Socks Are Not Enough
Mark Lowery
Winner of the 2013 Leeds Book Award 11-14 age category. A Piece of Passion from the Publisher: We at Scholastic Children's Books are very proud to be publishing Socks Are Not Enough by Mark Lowery. It genuinely takes a lot...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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