Children's Author

Welcome to my website. I'm Terry Deary ®, professional actor, singer and writer for stage, television, movies and radio.

I am also a children's author with 315 fiction and non-fiction books published in the past 40 years, selling over 32 million copies in over 40 languages. 

My best-known children's book titles are the "Horrible Histories" series, first published 26 years ago and  still popular thanks to a BBC television series based on the books. There are around 100 titles. Readers interested in the HH books can see how they came about HERE.

I have written 150 novels, as well as the non-fiction, If you have a question then I can be contacted by email at THIS PAGE .  (NOTE: No messages from schools please.) I try to answer ALL messages from genuine fans within a week of receiving them.

See me present some of his quirky television documentaries HERE and HERE as well as my "Great North Run Tales" HERE

I am raising money for the CLIC Sargent fund for those children and one brave little boy in particular.

If you want to support it with a small donation please go to 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brandonbalaamfund

Enjoy the site, it's good to see you.

Latest News

August - December 2019Latest news

The "Horrible Histories Movie : Rotten Romans" has been shortlisted for three British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Children's BAFTAs). The winner will be announced on

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