About the Author
Keith Mansfield began his career as a writer and publisher working for Robert Maxwell – but never got round to starting a pension. Having studied maths and physics at Trinity College, Cambridge, his career followed an unexpected path so he now writes children’s fiction and scripts light entertainment programmes for popular television. Along the way, he’s published a few books for Oxford University Press, Pearson and the British Film Institute, as well as helping to create The Science of Spying at London’s Science Museum. Thinking the only way to go must be up, in 2008 he applied to the European Space Agency (ESA) to become an astronaut. He also moonlights as the Senior Commissioning Editor for Mathematics & Statistics at Oxford University Press.
Based on childhood daydreams of being captured by aliens and escaping to see the wonders of the Galaxy, Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London (published by Quercus, 2008) was his first novel, now followed by Johnny Mackintosh: Star Blaze (Quercus, 2010). In reality, Keith lives in London’s East End. Every window of his Spitalfields home looks out onto Norman Foster’s beautiful Gherkin … or is it the Spirit of London?
You can contact me by using the form below or, for the following email addresses, please replace the “[at]” with “@” and remove the spaces around the square brackets.
To email me: keith [at] keithmansfield.co.uk
[I don't have an agent so welcome direct enquiries about writing features or scripts and to arrange school visits.]
To email my publicist: publicity [at] quercusbooks.co.uk
Some rights for Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London are still available. To enquire into these, email: rights [at] quercusbooks.co.uk