This week we look at ten authors who used to teach.
Author of the Spooks series, Starblade Chronicles, The Ghost Prison and the forthcoming Arena 13.
Former Children’s Laureate and primary school teacher has written 100-plus books including War Horse.
Best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy.
Former language teacher, Joanne Harris, has gone on to win several awards for her books.
Best known for The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown used to be an English teacher before becoming a best-selling author.
Eoin Colfer gave up teaching as the first Artemis Fowl book was published.
The Irish novelist and screenwriter used to teach English and geography. Work includes The Commitments.
The author of the Inspector Lynley series, whose next book is due out in May, used to be an English teacher.
Best remembered for Lord Of The Flies, this former teacher won several awards including the Booker Prize in 1980 and the Nobel Prize in Literature.
JK Rowling has come a long way since her days teaching English as a foreign language in Portugal. Now she is best known for creating the best-selling book series in history, Harry Potter.
*All books available at your local Lancashire library, or visit http://bit.ly/allourbooks or http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lancashire/