Boris Starling is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and journalist. His books have reached the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists. He is the author of the popular HAYNES EXPLAINS series. His debut novel MESSIAH was made into a prime time BBC1 series which ran for five seasons, and he is currently writing the screenplay for an animated sci-fi reimagining of Charlie Chaplin's THE KID. Boris writes regularly for several national newspapers and was the writer-in-residence at Max Gate, Thomas Hardy's house. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked for an international consultancy specialising in political risk assessment, confidential investigations and kidnap negotiation. Boris lives in Dorset with his wife, children, dogs and a constantly fluctuating number of chickens and ducks.