Why do you like writing?
: It's a great excuse to play and fiction helps me express myself
When did you start writing and why?
: When I was about 5 (it was an excuse to show off, really)) I wrote my first novel when I `was 15
How long have you been writing?
: 18 years
What is the best book you have ever read?
: That's a really mean question-I have loads of favourite books. I've just read 'Absolutely Maybe' by Lisa Yee; a great YA novel full of colourful characters. Maybe herself is ace. I guess that's my favourite, for now
Who is your favorite author?
: Cathy Cassidy-she's so down-to-earth and her books are amazing. I wish she'd been around when I was growing up.
What is the best story you have ever written?
: I don't really think like that. I'm proud of all my work, but I wouldn't want to stop inproving.
What is some advice you would give new writers?
: Always be yourself, keep positive, take ANY critique with a pinch of salt and KEEP GOING.