Tim Vicary is an experienced teacher and writer, and has written several stories for the Oxford Bookworms Library.

Most of the stories are in the Thriller & Adventure series, including White Death (at stage 1), and Skyjack! (at Stage 3). Others are in the True Stories series, such as The Coldest Place on Earth (stage 1), which tells the story of Scott and Amundsen's race to the South Pole. Another of his titles in the True Stories series is The Elephant Man (also at Stage 1), which is about a sad, lonely man who is rescued by a doctor.

Tim Vicary has two children, and keeps dogs, cats, and horses. He lives and works in York, in the north of England, and has published two long novels, The Blood upon the Rose and Cat and Mouse.