Scoular Anderson is a children’s author and illustrator who has written over seventy books, and illustrated over 100 others. Born Tom Scoular Anderson in Sunderland, he was raised in Dunoon in Argyll where his mother preferred to call him Scoular.
He studied at the Glasgow School of Art, with the intention of becoming a book illustrator, but it took a long time before he was first published. In the meantime he worked as a newspaper seller in London and later as an illustrator for London University. Anderson returned to Scotland in 1976, where he taught art at Cumbernauld High School for a number of years. He now lives in Argyll, where he continues to write and illustrate.