Ask the Author

Q. How did you become an author?

A while ago I had to get up very early and write lots of reports for a degree. It went on for three years. I promised myself that when I’d finished, I’d write something for fun!

Q. What do you like about writing?

It’s great to make up characters, drop them into odd situations and see what they do next. Some characters are easy to write – and others take quite a while to come to life. 

Q. How do you do the drawings?

I start off with an idea and a few sketches. Then I scan the sketches into my computer, mess around in a graphics programme to try more ideas, and finish off with a drawing.

Q. What’s your favourite character?

It’s  usually whichever one I’m working on at the time – though I do have a very soft spot for Hamish. 

Q. What kinds of books do you like reading?

I like all kinds of stories – adventure and ‘real life’ and folk stories and fantasy, but best of all I like stories with humour  and writing which uses words in unusual ways.