Will Mabbitt likes to write. He writes on the train, in the corner of cafes, and sometimes he writes in his head when his laptop runs out of power. Will has a background in children’s media, producing digital content for Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. He lives with his family, cats and woodlouse infestation in Lewes.
Will’s first novel, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones, illustrated by Ross Collins, was published by Puffin in June 2015 and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. This has been followed by Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City, and the third book in the series, Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book, was published in October 2016. Will’s first picture book, This is Not a Bedtime Story, illustrated by Fred Blunt, was published in March 2016, and was be followed by This is Not a Fairy Tale in July 2017.
His first picture book as writer-illustrator, I Can Only Draw Worms, was published by Puffin in January 2017. Will's second picture book, I Am A Sensible Gibbon published in February 2021.
Will’s latest series, The Embassy of the Dead began with book one publishing in June 2018 from Orion Children’s Books, The Embassy of the Dead: Hangman’s Crossing continued the adventure in June 2019, and summer 2020 saw the the series continue with The Embassy of the Dead: Destiny Calling.