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Felice Arena is an Australian children's author and illustrator, and occasional actor. He is best known for the bestselling and award-winning Specky Magee series, the Farticus Maximus and Stick Dudes books, Whippersnapper, and his latest action-packed bionic-themed series, Andy Roid. In October 2013 he received the "Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALA) Legend award".
The Specky Magee series, written by Arena and his former school-mate and Melbourne Football Club star,Garry Lyon, have also been short-listed for numerous Australian Children Choice awards—including three time winner of the Young Australian Best Book Award. There are eight books in the series.