Steve Worland has worked extensively in film and television in Australia and the USA. He wrote the screenplay for the smash hit Australian family film Paper Planes with director Robert Connolly, won the ACCTA award for best original screenplay for the same film, and adapted the movie into a bestselling novel for young readers. Steve has written screenplays for Working Title, Icon Productions and The Jim Henson Company, worked in script development for James Cameron's Lightstorm and wrote Fox Searchlight's Bootmen, which won five ACCTA awards. Steve also wrote the action-comedy telemovie Hard Knox for New Line Television, episodes of the Southern Star action series Big Sky and the Saturn award-winning Farscape. He is the author of the action-adventure novels Velocity, Combustion and Quick as well as the charity joke book The Bloke-a-saurus, which he wrote with his brother, Gus.