Paul Jennings (born 1943) is an Australian children's author, who primarily writes compilations of short stories featuring Twist Endings
The first and second series of television show Round the Twist
were written by Paul Jennings and based on his published short stories; episodes after this point were original stories written by other people.
His work is often quirky in style, often drawing upon weird, spooky and fantastical occurrences, including liberal amounts of gross-out humour and Nightmare Fuel
. For these last reasons especially, Moral Guardians
have frequently questioned the appropriateness of his work for younger readers. For much the same reasons, these younger readers have often loved it.
Jennings' work provides examples of: