Best-selling Children's Author


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

Appearance on Cultural Spring's "Human Jukebox" January 2016

I am also a children's author with 300 fiction and non-fiction books published in the past 40 years. My future writing will be for adult fiction and non-fiction readers, television, electronic media and stage.  

My best-known titles are "Horrible Histories" series first published 24 years ago and  still popular thanks to a BBC television series based on the books. There are around 100 titles with total sales of 30 million in 40 countries. Readers interested in the HH books can see how they came about HERE.

I have written 150 novels, as well as the non-fiction, and am one of Britain's best-selling authors of the 21st Century and seventh most-borrowed author in British libraries in 2012. My 2010 novel "Put out the Light" won Sheffield Libraries fiction prize and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2012. To see details of "Put out the light click HERE and to see outlines of most of my other 300 titles click HERE

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

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

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Latest news - May 2017News and diary - April/May2017

 2017 and that means ...

it's 40 years since I first published a book ("Teaching Through Theatre" 1977) this year will see my 300thTerry on YouTube

Other people have put videos of Terry Deary on YouTube. Now you can see Terry's own show-reel of his entertaining documentaries on YouTube HERE

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