Before turning to children’s fiction, Joseph Lamb was commissioned to write historical dramas which were performed throughout Scotland – including the St Andrew’s Living History drama – which Joseph also acted in and directed. He was also privileged to be given special dispensation by the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to write a dramatisation of The Hobbit, and to have some of his own lyrics added to Tolkien’s songs.

Much of his creative output is set in Scotland, with a focus on his home town of Dundee—where he lives with his wife and two children.

Joseph has had many articles published in various international magazines, and his first children’s novel, ‘The God of All Small Boys’ was one of three shortlisted for the Great War Dundee Children’s Book Prize.

An actor with over 30 years’ experience, Joseph frequently undertakes school visits and public events, based around his historical writing work—covering eras from the Vikings, to the Jacobites, and beyond.

Cranachan is delighted to be publishing ‘The God of All Small Boys’, as part of the Yesteryear series, in February 2019 under their children’s imprint, Pokey Hat.