Max Boucherat (he/they) was born and raised in Cardiff, where he spent more time than is probably healthy out hunting for ghosts with his friend and once got locked in a graveyard after dark. He gained an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and now lives with their wife and a very old, very loud little black cat in a mercifully ghost-free house in the middle of Caerphilly, South Wales.
Max's debut, The Last Life of Lori Mills, will be published by HarperCollins in July 2024. The book, for middle grade readers, is Max’s love letter to both horror and videogames, and is the book their ghost and game-obsessed younger self would have loved to read. A sequel will follow in 2025.