Well, hello there…

Welcome to the website for award winning writer, Tommy Donbavand.

Tommy is the author of the Scream Street series (Walker Books in the UK, and Candlewick Press in the US), Fangs Vampire Spy, Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, and much more!

To find out what Tommy’s been up to lately, check out his blog, or sign up for his newsletter.  You can also book Tommy for a visit to your school, library or bookshop – or, if you have a specific question to ask, you can send him an email.

What a scream!

Out now!


A darkly comic read for teen girls – part of the exciting Teen Reads III series from Badger Learning

Just Bite

Sally Hagen dresses in black, buys purple candles, and hates the fact that her Mum orders greasy, takeaway meals from the Just Bite website night after night.

When Carlos – the geek with a crush on her from school – delivers the latest dial-a-dinner, Sally figures the evening can’t get any worse.

That is, until the lights go out and a scream pierces the night…

What people are saying about Tommy…

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for today! The children and staff had a fantastic time and you created a real buzz around school! I am hoping that today will be a day that the children will remember for years to come. They certainly enjoyed meeting you and listening to your stories!”
Lousie Baker, Holme Slack Primary School

“We were thrilled to welcome Tommy to the school to lead the workshops. His enthusiasm was infectious and all the students involved really enjoyed learning how to write in such a creative manner.”
Dr David Burns, Assistant Headteacher, The Radclyffe School

“We thoroughly enjoyed having Tommy at Lane End Primary School and he gave our ‘Reading for Pleasure’ focus a real boost. The children were very enthusiastic in the assembly and writing workshops and got a great deal out of the day.”
James Twigg, Headteacher, Lane End Primary School

“Tommy’s energy and enthusiasm are engaging and infectious – even the most reluctant writers are inspired to put pencil to paper.  Any child’s suggestion for a story (no matter how off-the-wall) is accepted and skilfully woven into the narrative during Tommy’s fast-paced workshops.  A visit from Tommy is a great pick-me-up for a gloomy January.”
Donna Scully, Carr Head Primary School

‘What can I say? Thank you so much for making the trip over the Pennines and inspiring our Freshers and putting ‘story’ at the heart of reading and writing. They haven’t stopped talking about your visit and your books are flying off the shelves!  So, a big, HUGE thank you for a resounding success. Hopefully we can invite you back next year to inspire a whole new crop!’
Alison Vanes, David Young Community Academy

“What a fantastic day! The children, and staff, thoroughly enjoyed our first author visit.  The children would have quite happily ‘interrogated’ Tommy for the whole morning as they are loving his books and had lots of questions. But Tommy kept the day moving and the children were enthusiastic and engaged throughout.  I would highly recommend a visit from Tommy, the children are still talking about it and have produced some great  work as a result.”
Claire Hitchen, Barmby on the Marsh Primary School