Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A: A ballet dancer
Q: What are you afraid of?
A: Snakes! Well poisonous ones...
Q: What’s your favourite colour?
A: At the moment purple
Q: What is your favourite possession?
A: My photograph albums
Q: How long have you been a writer?
A: For about 18 years- but I was a storyteller before that
Q: Do you write by hand or on the computer?
A: Mostly by computer - but I like to brainstorm ideas on paper
Q: Which of your characters do you most identify with?
A: Joanna Morris in the Dragon Racer Trilogy
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
A: Old fairy and folk tales and by asking myself questions
Q: What sort of books do you write?
A: Both fiction for 8-13 years and picture books for younger children
Q: Which writers/illustrators would you have on your dream team and why?
A: Writers -Ursula le Guin and Margaret Mahy for their weaving worlds out of words.
Paul Jennings for his sense of fun and the strange.
William Nicholson for adventure
Illustrator- Karin Littlewood for her wonderful use of colour and realisation of character(especially as I have worked with her twice already!)
Q: I loved writing this bit...
A: She chose that moment to open her eyes; gave another scream and promptly decided the unconscious state was the one she preferred. “Whoops no, not yet! She’s gone again,” said the dragon.