Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He lives in Melbourne.
'A rollicking who-dunnit that will keep young Sherlocks guessing to the very end.' * Magpies on The Firebird Mystery * 'Readers will progress from snickers to giggles to, finally, belly laughs and shouts of outrage.' * Kirkus Reviews on A Toaster on Mars * 'Who would think that a novel about STEM for girls could also deliver such entertainment? Balloon Girls by Darrell Pitt is packed with drama, crime, mystery, legend-and even a hint of unexpected romance-and wrapped in a layer of gentle humour.' * CBCA Victoria * 'Heartwarming and even a little inspiring.' * Otago Daily Times *