The Website of Author M G Knight

Our mission:

to entertain and inspire with exceptional children's SCI-FI


Get all the juice on the writing of author M G Knight and his first children's novel The Science of Santa Claus

Great stories for the family to enjoy together...

An extraordinary boy begins an incredible adventure!

Welcome to the online home of the Winter family from the writing of M G Knight

Here you'll find all the latest news and content updates related to their ongoing saga as told in the first trilogy of books:


The Science of Santa Claus


Delete the Ancestors


If you're a new reader we hope that you're enjoying the ride and that you've arrived here to find out more about the real-life science behind the stories and the real people, places and events that inspire them.

We'd love to hear from any readers out there and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about any aspects of our books.


We'll be uploading videos to YouTube from time to time, that expand upon the stories we tell. Just search 'winterfam' and once you're there don't forget to subscribe to the channel.

Finally, you can follow M G  on twitter @author_knight is the handle. Twitter is a great way for us to keep in touch and share in the conversation around the books and the thoughts they provoke.


Thanks so much for stopping by and welcome to the Winterfam!

Latest updates...

Retro Coding - Vic-Tory!!!!

The adventure to build a virtual pet for will on an old old computer continues!

Retro Coding - Grab a parent and get busy on (random access) memory lane!

Join us as we begin an epic series where 13 year old WinterWill codes his own virtual (commodore hosted) pet!

Join us as WinterWill faces an out of this world Lego challenge and learn about the latest in rocket science!

How M G Was Inspired by this Real-Life location - Can A Dragon's Ghosts haunt a castle?

Go behind the scenes and discover how this Norfolk Monastery inspired a key location from the new book COOP!

Final Science of Santa Claus Readalong Video

While I've been working away to take you to other planets next Christmas, we've been publishing videos to be enjoyed alongside Oliver and his family's first adventure. So why not enjoy our 2019 adventures as your read each chapter and leave us a comment to say hi!

July 2019 readalong video...

In July's companion video we discover another real-life location from The Science of Santa Claus, do some astronomy with the Orion Telescope and reveal Enzo's new look! Thanks to Nick Harris for the incredible cover art!

The only book you need in 2019?

Listen to the Science of Santa Claus soundtrack as you read!

Check out the Science of Santa Claus playlist on Spotify as you read. Can you figure out which song goes with which chapter?


Send us your guesses via the Get in touch page.


Happy reading!