Malcolm Judge - Author Picture

Malcolm Judge - Author

Malcolm Judge has always dreamed of being a writer, but along the way he’s tried his hand at many different jobs: newspaper boy, waiter, caddy, pot washer, conservation officer, carer, tree surgeon before finally settling on teaching. He is now a drama teacher and fits his writing around his day job. In a quest for world fame, Malcolm competed in The World Coal Carrying Championships. He did not win, but he did go on to beat the winner (his former PE teacher) in a training race, which almost counts as world fame. He lives in Cumbria with his wife and three sons.

A Q&A with Malcolm Judge

Describe your book in one sentence? Jonny Jakes (undercover schoolboy reporter) Vs Mr. Jones (evil alien maniac).

What inspired you to write your book? The opportunity to try and be rude and funny at the same time.

Favourite character in your book? Jonny

Favourite sentence or line in your book? ‘Out there was T.V., electricity and food that wouldn’t kill you.’

Describe yourself in three words? Optimistic, creative, modest.

Shakespeare or Dickens? Shakespeare

Your favourite author? Too many to choose from.

Favourite character from a book? Huckleberry Finn

If you weren’t an author, you would be… An international film star

Favourite place/setting to read a book? Somewhere in the mountains with a cup of tea.

If you had a dinner party what three authors or characters from literature would you invite? Shakespeare, Gandalf, Death (The Terry Pratchett version).

Where do you get your ideas from? It’s a good question and I’m not really sure. The best ones have a habit of coming completely out of nowhere.

Do you base your characters on people you know? Not consciously but I’m sure that must happen from time to time.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Malcolm Judge

Reader ReviewedJonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom
Malcolm Judge
June 2015 Debut of the Month The Hamburgers of Doom is exactly the kind of nutty adventure that fans of sci-fi comics will love. Jonny Jakes is undercover editor of a scurrilous school newspaper, regularly dishing the dirt on teachers....
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Loading other books by Malcolm Judge...


Author Info

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Malcolm Judge and hundreds of other authors.


I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools