Brendan Seamus O'Brien was a children's author who penned the popular series The Witches of Turnham Green.
Brendan was born in Dover. He originally trained as a hairdresser, only writing in his spare time to write stories for his children Benedict and Martin. One of his stories was seen by a family friend who worked in publishing, who recommended submitted it to the publishing house Ostrich Books. His first novel was published in 1988.
He died at the age of 64.