Known for his more than two hundred children's books, this bestselling English author is perhaps most famous for his Horrible Histories and Master Crook's Crime Academy series.In 2000, the University of Sunderland awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Education.His Horrible Histories books were turned into a popular television sketch comedy series starring Simon Farnaby.BEFORE FAME
In his early years, he worked for an English electricity company and toured with a drama troupe called Theatre Powys. Before beginning a full-time career as a writer, he also worked as a drama teacher.PERSONAL LIFE
A native of Sunderland, England, he later settled in Burnhope, County Durham, with his wife Jenny and daughter Sara.FUN FACTS
Children's Author Terry Deary were born on Thursday, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Dog, Today is the birthday of Terry Deary.