My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Who ate all the chocolate?
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I wish I hadn't just eaten the whole of that chocolate bar. I wish I'd managed to save some of it for later. And a tiny bit for you.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd love to be able to illustrate my picture books, but I can't draw for toffee. If I try and draw a pig it looks like a worm.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Mobile phones. They just never stop beeping or nattering.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. There's a scream. The cat digs its claws into my knee. I jump up. My book falls in the fire. I run to see what the scream was. The burning book falls out of the fire onto the carpet...