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Jamie Scallion is a British songwriter and author of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Diaries. He grew up in South East London. As the lead singer of the cult London rock band Officer Kicks he played and recorded for over ten years, playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry.

He wrote the first instalment of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Diaries whilst on tour. The book has received over one hundred five star reviews on Amazon since its release in November 2013. Scallion co-wrote the soundtrack to the book with the Irish band The Script and Jimbo Barry. The first three songs were released exclusively on Spotify and have gained over one hundred thousand plays since being released.

Jamie is an ambassador for National Literacy Trust and is passionate about reading for pleasure, writing about the subject for The Sun (United Kingdom).

Jamie’s Great Grandfather is the author James Louis Garvin. His step grandfather is the French politician Count François de Menthon.


The Rock ‘n’ Roll Diaries is an electrifying new series following the fortunes of a teenage rock band from London, The RockAteers. Their Mission: World Domination.

When Burt decides he must start a rock band to win the love of Bex, the hottest girl in the school, he is forced to assemble a group who wouldn’t normally be seen dead together. The RockAteers are born. It must work, and not just for Burt’s sake. Egg has spent his life on the outside looking in, Tea needs to avoid becoming part of his criminal family and Clipper yearns for more than a fast track to a football academy. When Egg reveals his song-writing genius, the only way is up…

Can four opposites led by an ego-maniac function as a band and navigate the music industries shark infested waters? Who will win the race to sign them? And who will get the girl?

MAKING IT is the first book in The Rock ‘n’ Roll Diaries series. Follow Burt, Egg, Tea and Clipper through the ups and downs of being in a teenage rock band in a brilliantly funny and compelling debut novel.

Loved it. Thanks so much. I came to you with nerves I left with confidence.