Hi, I’m Tom Plum!

I’m an author, illustrator and the lucky father of two beautiful little boys. Their funny, quirky personalities and unrelenting energy keep me on my toes and are a constant source of inspiration! I’m also married to an amazing and very patient wife who looks after us all and keeps everything in order!
We live in sunny Suffolk on the East Coast of England, where I enjoy spending my time in nature enjoying the sun, the rain and everything in between.


At school, I excelled at English and Art and they were by far my favourite subjects. I continued my art through college and university and graduated with a degree in Animation Design. I’ve worked on a number of jobs and projects since then, but as time has gone by I began to feel that my writing and drawing skills were becoming increasingly neglected…
And so begin my exciting adventure into the world of children’s picture books!
Every evening I read a variety of books with my boys and have managed to get through quite a few over the years! I’ve become a big fan of children’s picture books and felt it was the perfect medium to combine my passion for writing and drawing. Inspired by some amazing authors and illustrators, I hope to join them on children’s bookshelves around the world!

For those interested in how it all began, I have archived some of my old blog posts that followed my progress up to publishing my first book. Click HERE to take a look.