Cressida Cowell is the author of the How to Train Your Dragon book series.


As a child, she grew up on a small, uninhabited and silent island off the west coast of Scotland. She spent her time writing stories, fishing and searching for dragons. She had been convinced that there were dragons living on the island, and has been fascinated by them ever since.

Cowell now lives in London and is married to her husband, Simon, and has three children: her daughters Maisie and Clementine, and her son Alexander.

In May of 2012, she co-hosted the documentary How to Find Your Dragon, which was a behind the scenes look at the first film, as well as an introduction to the then upcoming stage production How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular. It aired on Public Television in the United States, the UK, and Canada.

In March of 2017, DreamWorks bought the rights to her new book series The Wizards of Once, which is set in a world where wizards and warriors collide. It's to have the same type of adventure, action, and humor as her classic How to Train Your Dragon series. It's still unsure if DreamWorks plans make the new book series into a movie and/or TV series. The first of the books is due to be released autumn of 2017 in the UK and the United States.

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