before i started writing books…

I feel I should explain what I did before I was a writer. I don’t want you to think I’ve been lazy.

I was an actor and wore a lot of different costumes. I fell off the stage once and landed in an audience member’s lap… but we don’t talk about that.

Then I ran lots of drama projects with young people and wrote a few plays. This one was my favourite because I really LOVE snow!

After a while I realised that I was going to write stories and I started wandering about looking for ideas.

And now my life is all about books. I write them, I read them, I talk to young people about them and I help them with their own stories.

And it’s top banana, amazing, tidy darts, bendigedig, outstanding, ace, brilliant, totally marve, fantastic, cool beans, fabulous as ten bears, superlative and also good.