Peter Bunzl

Peter Bunzl’s debut Middle Grade novel, Cogheart was published in Spring 2016 by Usborne. Its sequel, Moonlocket was published in Spring 2017 with Sky Circus coming out in 2018. The series was completed with a fourth novel, Shadowsea in January 2020. From remarkable mechanimals and incredible automata to soaring airships and dastardly plots, The Cogheart series is an exhilarating adventure of astonishing imagination – a modern classic to capture the hearts of readers.


A new standalone novel, Magicborn, inspired by the true story of a feral child found in 1725 and brought to Kensington Palace, has just been acquired by Usborne.


Peter is also writing a short novel for Barrington Stoke.


Peter has been shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Awards and longlisted for Branford Boase Award with Cogheart.


After studying animation at the NFTS, Peter worked on two BAFTA winning cartoon series (Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! and The Secret Show) and wrote and directed several fantastical shorts for children. His film, Mind Games was a finalist for Virgin Media Shorts (2008) and was screened in over 200 UK cinemas, while his shorts On The Upside and Mike 360˚ were finalists for the Rushes Best Newcomer Award (2008) and the Raindance Extraordinary Film Competition (2010) respectively. He lives in London.