British science fiction writer Justin Richards was born in Essex. He saw his first published work come out in 1994, a set of novels about Doctor Who, and he has been writing steadily since then. He divides his time between writing for adults and writing for children with his most famous work being The Invisible Detective for kids.
He has also written a number of audio plays as well as working as the Creative Consultant for the BBC Books series of Doctor Who novels.
He is married with two children.