Chris Bradford (www.chrisbradford.co.uk) is a firm believer in putting your words into action. Chris took an extensive close protection school to become a qualified professional bodyguard for his BODYGUARD series. His best-selling books, including the Young Samurai series, have been translated into more than 20 languages and have been nominated for more than 30 children's book awards throughout the world. He is a strong advocate for teachers and librarians in their efforts to increase literacy abilities, and his website offers free Teachers' Guides to his novels. With his wife and two sons, he lives in England. Chris can be found on Twitter as @youngsamurai.