My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I love to garden. On a nice day (in England that means not raining) I can be found up to my elbows in mud, both at home and on my allotment. I have a huge greenhouse on the allotment, and each year I try to grow melons. Even with our pitiful summer this year I did harvest three of the tastiest melons ever and a dozen enormous cucumbers. The watermelons didn’t make it past the size of an orange, but there’s always next year.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My very long gingery-blonde hair.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Cake. But it would have to be a generic category. I’m not sure I could eat chocolate fudge cake forever. I’d need some carrot cake and lemon meringues thrown in for a bit of variety.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. As a child I insisted I was half cat, and dreamed about my cat morphing into a human. I’m happy being a person now, but if I could come back again after this life I would want to be a cat in a nice home. I’d be one of those laid back ginger tabby cats with a great big purr.