Shane Almond has loved creating and telling stories ever since he was a child. He especially has always been a fan of fantasy and mythology. When he was in school, his father would record the mythology classics like Clash of The Titans, Hercules, and Jason and The Argonauts onto vhs tapes, and if Shane was good, he would be allowed to watch one before bed. Shane started creating stories and characters for fun, where he would use them in games of adventure and imagination with his best friend and two siblings. He got the idea that he wanted to write the first time he read The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. He was transported into Middle Earth and decided that day that he wanted to write something that gives another person that same feeling. Shane released his first novel in 2012 and a second revision two years later, but he wasn’t happy. He decided to learn how to write comics, and in 2016, he did just that, bringing a lot of the characters he’d created as a child into their own stories. Late 2021 was a bittersweet time for Shane after he both lost his childhood best friend and also had his first comic published within months of each other. He vows to dedicate everything he writes to that best friend. Shane lives in the small Essex town of Wickford with his fiancé, Jayne-Emma, his two children, Jake and Hope, and their 3 pets, Casper the hamster, Honey the rabbit, and Benji the dog.
Meet the author of the young adult series The Last Child of Asgard, and the creator of the beloved character Nox the Fox, Shane Almond.