Frequently asked questions

How did you become a writer?

I started by being a reader. I don't think there is a big jump between being a reader and being a writer. I liked books, and so I wanted to join in the creating of them. If you enjoying watching a sport you like to have a go at playing it, too. Writing was like that for me. I was very lucky. I wrote a book to see if I could, and it did well enough to encourage me to carry on and write another.