Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. He has a background as an actor and film-maker in Australia and the UK. His short films have won a number of awards and have screened widely in festivals and on TV. Tristan has written several books for kids and teens, including the explosive Mac Slater, Coolhunter series (Random House) released in Australia and the US, and his illustrated series, Nit Boy (Laguna Bay Publishing), about everybody's favourite mini-beasts. Nit Boy is currently being developed for television. Tristan's young adult novel, It’s yr life (Random House) was co-written via email between Byron Bay and L.A. with actress / author, Tempany Deckert. Tristan is saving for his ticket to space. He loves telling inspiring, fast-moving stories for young people.