Joseph Delaney is the best-selling author of the young adult fantasy series The Wardstone Chronicles. Now totaling thirteen books, the supernatural stories are set in the fictional County, which is based on Lancashire and draws on local folklore. Born in Preston, Joseph’s stories feature many places that may seem familiar to readers, such as Priestown, Caster, Chipenden and Black Pool.
His books are published in published in 24 countries and have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year. A film adaptation of the first book in the series, The Spook’s Apprentice, is currently in production by Warner Bros. The Hollywood blockbuster will be called Seventh Son and stars Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore. The film is due for release in February 2015.
Joseph’s story is is inspirational for all writers. After many years of writing (and rejections) he’s achieved an extraordinary level of success!