Conrad Mason grew up in Oxford, and studied Classics at Cambridge. After graduating he became an editor at Usborne, and now he edits children’s fiction for Working Partners. His Tales of Fayt children's series and award-winning middle grade novel, The Girl in Wooden Armour, are all published by David Fickling Books. He likes to read, run, and play the mandolin. Conrad now lives in the Chilterns with his wife and children.