What was your favourite childhood book and why?
I didn’t read much when I was very young (I found reading very hard work) but when I discovered ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I was hooked. These are incredible stories with fantastic characters, but more importantly for me – they were mostly short stories. I remember feeling a huge sense of achievement finishing a story and I always wanted to read another (and I still do!)
Which of your own books is your favourite and why?
My first published book, ‘The Great Chocoplot’ will always be very special. I wrote it for my daughter to read with her at bedtime and make her giggle. My new ‘Shinoy and the Chaos Crew’ series includes a story called ‘The Day of the Risky Rescue’, which I think is my favourite of the set. Shinoy is transported into the futuristic world where his heroes are trapped and has to rescue them with his Dad. It was a lot of fun to write.
Why do you choose to read?
Even though I am a HUGE film and TV fan, I think nothing gets the imagination going like reading a book. Those wibbly wobbly lines on a page turn into the most amazing things inside your brain. Your own imagination is far bigger and better than any screen – all you need to do is download those wobbly words into it!