Brandon Robshaw

Brandon Robshaw studied English literature at Wadham College, Oxford University. He did a PGCE at Swansea, has been a schoolteacher and a university lecturer, and currently lectures in Children's Literature for the Open University and in Writing for Children at Westminster University.

He has written several books for children, including some under the name of Adam Blade for the Beast Quest and Sea Quest series. Brandon has an MA in Philosophy and is doing a part-time PhD with the Open University. He sings in a choir and plays the piano and ukulele (not very well). He enjoys running and has completed a number of marathons.

He has lived in Oxford, Swansea, Paris and South London, but now lives in Walthamstow, East London, about a mile from where he was born, with his wife, three children and a dog.

Big Wish

Eleven-year-old Sam has a problem. Well, quite a few problems.

So when he sees a shooting star, he naturally wishes on it – for a million wishes. Of course, he doesn’t expect the wish to come true, but somehow it does. Soon Sam is changing his life, but big changes have consequences, and not always in the way he had hoped.