Richard Tulloch grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where he studied law and education and worked as a taxi driver, radio announcer and theatre director. He travelled to Europe where he worked for two years as a musician, car washer, and started writing plays. Tulloch returned to Australia to be an actor, director and writer in Perth, before moving to Sydney. He is a full-time writer of plays, books and television for young audiences and performs in schools, theatres and festivals around the world. Tulloch was Associate Director of the National Theatre Company, Perth, and Artistic Director of the Toe Truck Theatre, Sydney, one of Australia's leading professional companies performing for children. He had written several plays including Year 9 Are Animals and Body and Soul, and stage adaptions of Midnite; Hating Alison Ashley; Space Demons; and Paul Jennings¿ stories in Unbeatable! He has screenwritten 146 episodes of Bananas in Pyjamas as well as Petals; The Magic Mountain; and Fern Gully II: The Magical Rescue. He has won awards for his work including being shortlisted for the Young Australia Best Book Award in 1997 for Mr Biffy's Battle and in 1997.