Authors & Illustrators

Celebrity Authors of The Curious Tale Of Fi-Rex

Jamie Oliver MBE is a celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality who is best known for his cookery shows, cookbooks and high-profile campaigns – along with infectious enthusiasm – for healthy-eating. Jools Oliver, Jamie’s childhood sweetheart, is mother to their four children and is an author and children’s fashion designer.

Amanda Holden is an actress, singer and presenter who is best known as a judge on ITV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. She has two daughters with her record producer husband Chris Hughes.

Ronan Keating is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame as the lead singer in Boyzone, which since its debut in 1994 has sold over 25 million records. He is also a world-famous solo artist, a judge on Australia’s ‘The X Factor’ and is dad to three children.

Bear Grylls is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter who is widely known for hosting a string of wilderness survival TV shows both in the UK and America. He is proud father to three sons.

Rod Stewart CBE is a British rock singer-songwriter, who is one of the world’s greatest selling music artists of all time. Penny Lancaster, a model and photographer, married the music legend in 2007 and is devoted mother to two of his eight children.

Wayne Rooney is a famous English footballer who plays and captains for England and Manchester United. He was England’s youngest ever goal scorer and the youngest footballer to play for England internationally when he joined the team in 2003 at just 17 years old. Coleen Rooney, a TV presenter and columnist, married Wayne Rooney in 2008 after they met aged 16 while still at secondary school. She is proud mum to their two sons Kai and Klay.

Denise Van Outen is an actress, dancer and TV presenter. She is best known for her incredible role as Roxie Hart in the musical ‘Chicago’ both in London’s West End and on Broadway, presenting TV show ‘The Big Breakfast’ and starring on BBC One’s dance show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and more recently as a guest character on Eastenders. Denise is constantly helping various charities raise money having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and cycled across Vietnam and Cambodia as just some of the ways to do it. She is also mum to a daughter, Betsy.

Andy Murray OBE is a world-famous Scottish tennis player. He started playing at the age of three and at five-years-old started playing competitively. He married his girlfriend of 10 years Kim Sears in April 2015 at Dunblane Castle in his hometown.

Keith Lemon is a fictional character created by English comedian Leigh Francis. Distinguished by his bleached hair, ginger moustache and fake tan along with a Yorkshire accent, Lemon has made numerous TV appearances including ‘Big Brother’, ‘I’m A Celebrity’, ‘Bo’ Selecta!’ and on his own Channel 4 comedy panel show ‘Celebrity Juice’.

Tom Daley is an English diver and TV personality. He is one of the biggest names in world diving after winning a gold for his 10 metre dive at just 13. Tom has since been named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year three times.

Sir Paul McCartney MBE is one of the world’s most famous singer-songwriters of all time. He rose to fame in 1960 as one fourth of the legendary rock band ‘The Beatles’, alongside bandmates John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. He has since become one of the world’s most successful composers and performers with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and singles as both a solo artist and with The Beatles. He is also father to five children and a grandfather to eight.

One Direction (1D) is the biggest boy band in the worldt after finding fame on the UK’s hit TV talent show ‘The X Factor’ in 2010. The band – made up of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – finished third in the ITV series and after being signed by music mogul Simon Cowell’s record label have enjoyed international success including four chart-topping albums, five Brit Awards, four MTV Music Awards, eleven MTV European Music Awards and in 2014 was named top artist of the year by Billboard.

Take That is a British pop group, which burst onto the music scene in 1990 and has since become one of the world’s biggest boybands. Now a trio starring Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, the band – which originally included Robbie Williams and Jason Orange in its line-up – has enjoyed 28 top 40 singles, 12 number 1 hits and seven chart-topping albums in the UK alone. Their seventh No 1 album ‘III’ was released in November 2014, followed by an incredible sell-out arena tour across Europe in 2015.

Kate Moss is one of the world’s top supermodels. Born in Croydon, England and spotted by a talent scout in 1988 aged just 14 years old, she remains one of the most in-demand and highest-paid models of all time. She lives in London and is mother to Lila Grace.

Nick Grimshaw is a TV and radio presenter who is best known as the host of BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show. He is also a newly appointed judge on 2015’s hit TV talent show ‘The X Factor’.

Annabelle Nielson is a TV star turned author, who was once the muse of designer Alexander McQueen. She is also star of reality TV series ‘Ladies of London’ which aired in both America and the UK. In 2015 she releases her first children’s book ‘The Me, Me, Me’s, Angry Me’ – published by Fat Fox!

Kylie Minogue is an Australian actress turned international pop star. She shot to fame in the 1980s playing Charlene Mitchell in the hit Australian soap ‘Neighbours’ before being signed as a recording artist. With more than 75 million record sales under her belt, her music career has been so successful, she is often referred to as “the Princess of Pop”.