My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you can't have what you want, try to want what you have.
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. When I was a child my favourite authors were E. Nesbit and Frances Hodgson Burnett and C.S. Lewis. I still love them! Favourite adult authors include Charlotte Bronte, Evelyn Waugh and Alexander McCall Smith. And I really admire David Almond's books, and I love Harry Potter, and all Tolkien's books, and anything funny . . .
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Where do you get your ideas from . . .?
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Don't give up!
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. All of the books I have already mentioned. I also adored 'A Traveller in Time' by Alison Uttley, and have read that several times, but my biggest reread favourite is 'I Capture the Castle''.