JR Wallis is a children’s author and is always on the look out for strange and mysterious things to put in his books. He believes that if you look hard enough you can usually find something interesting to photograph or write about. His first book in The Badlands series, ‘The Boy With One Name’, is about the things people don’t notice if they're not watching out for them. The second book in the series 'The Black Amulet' is published on September 6th, 2018.

He also writes YA fiction under the name Rupert Wallis and his work has been shortlisted for awards both in the UK and abroad. His debut novel 'The Dark Inside' is now being adapted for film. 

In addition to writing books, he is a Teaching Associate at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education, where he lectures and supervises students on the MSt in Creative Writing.  He also mentors students at the Faber Academy.

He lives in Norfolk.