Mat Rawlins is the author of Oscar and his Spectacular Spectacles and the founder of the #heroeswearspecs campaign. He has had a number of plays produced and juggles his writing career (sometimes literally) with various creative projects.
The book was written with his two sons Oscar and Jude but inspired by his own childhood and the bullying he faced at school about wearing glasses. Luckily times have changed and Mat’s book, about a young sleuth who solves crimes with the help of his rather unique spectacles, has helped a lot of children feel empowered and confident wearing their glasses. Mat’s second novel Little Skin will be published next year.