Happy Birthday to John Marsden, beloved Australian author of the Tomorrow series and the Ellie Chronicles!
Born in Victoria, John Marsden began a Law/Arts degree at the University of Sydney, and worked at a mortuary, in a sideshow and as a security guard, before finally becoming an English teacher.
His landmark Tomorrow series is recognised as the most popular book series for young adults ever written in Australia. The first book of this series, Tomorrow When The War Began, has been reprinted 26 times in Australia and is now a television show on the ABC network. The first sequel of a new series of books featuring Ellie Linton from the Tomorrow series, The Ellie Chronicles: While I Live, was published in 2003, with the second novel and third novels released in November 2005 and November 2006 respectively.