Eoin Colfer started writing in primary school with gripping Viking stories inspired by what he was learning in class. In 2001 he published the first book in the Artemis Fowl series, which went on to sell millions of copies across the globe. He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon." Eoin lives in Ireland with his wife and two children and was the Laureate na nog (Irish Children's Laureate) from 2014-2016.