Agent: Sophie Hicks

Mark Walden has a BA in English Literature, and an MA in Twentieth Century Literature, Film and Television from Newcastle University. He spent ten years as a video games designer and producer before leaving the games industry to write and become a full-time father. 

H.I.V.E., published in 2006 was Walden's debut novel. It was selected as a winner in Richard and Judy’s ‘Best Kids’ Books Ever' competition and Paramount Pictures has optioned the film rights. The first H.I.V.E. novel was also chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust's first Booked Up scheme. Following this success, Mark produced seven more books in the series, ending with Deadlock in 2013.

He then began the Earthfall trilogy, and is looking forward to publishing the last eagerly-awaited installation, Redemption, in 2016. Mark currently lives in Hampshire with his wife and daughter.

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