Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A: An officer in the Royal Navy
Q: What are you afraid of?
A: The sea
Q: What’s your favourite colour?
Q: What is your favourite possession?
A: My hair
Q: How long have you been a writer?
A: Since I was eight - a published writer since I was 28
Q: Do you write by hand or on the computer?
A: Both – I tend to write a draft by hand, often in a restaurant or wine bar or on the move, in a train or plane, and then polish it up on computer – maybe 1000-2000 words at a time.
Q: Which of your characters do you most identify with?
A: Kobal the villain
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
A: Fairy tales
Q: What sort of books do you write?
A: The Mysteries of the Septagram – a kind of sci-fi/fantasy/thriller series for young people aged 10-13
The Nathan Peake series of historical naval adventures (by Seth Hunter)
Q: Which writers/illustrators would you have on your dream team and why?
A: Writer - William Shakespeare. Illustrator - William Blake because they’re both dead and wouldn’t argue
Q: I loved writing this bit....
A: How life began, why it went all pear-shaped and what keeps planes in the air