Since he was very little, Jason Pamment has loved to dream up stories of adventures in vibrant worlds filled with strange and wonderful characters. He's a little taller now and lives in his hometown of Adelaide, South Australia with his wonderful wife, darling daughter and playful pooch. Jason's background is in animation, having designed award-winning films, children's television shows, music videos, commercials and video games. Jason's writing takes inspiration from the places and events of his childhood, mixed with elements of mystery and adventure. His debut graphic novel, Treasure in the Lake, is set in picturesque landscapes reminiscent of the rural, mountainous regions of northern Victoria, a place Jason loved to visit as a child. In Ember and the Island of Lost Creatures, he draws from cherished holidays on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. Jason's stories speak to our emotionally tricky paths to adulthood, and are interwoven with themes of friendship, resilience and empathy.
'A charming story of unexpected friendships and endless wonder.'TIM PROBERT, creator of Lightfall Praise for Treasure in the Lake 'Immersive ... Jason Pamment brings a fresh voice to the growing and evolving genre of graphic novels aimed at a middle-grade audience. His style will capture the attention of both avid and reluctant readers in the 8-12 age group, pulling them into Iris and Sam's world and providing a few unexpected twists along the way.' Books+Publishing 'A hometown mystery dappled in golden summer sun, this book was made to be read in a treehouse.' Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Space Girl and Mighty Jack 'A beautifully paced, time-bending adventure that illuminates the wondrous stories waiting to be discovered in the places we think we know best.' Matt Rockefeller, co-creator of the 5 Worlds series 'This story is astonishing enough to leave people speechless.' Kirkus (starred review)