A. Think the worst and you'll be pleasantly surprised
A. Too hard to say – my husband is impressing the hell out of me at the moment as he's designed our new house. Massively respect my dad who became a racing driver against all the odds – and my mum, who had to watch him risk his life while caring for two little kids – so many drivers lost their lives back in those days. And my brother, who's a top menswear designer in Australia and who is so creative and cool - he came up with the titles for some of my books, too. Cheers, bro!
A. Apart from being Indy and Idha's mum, it would have to be getting a book deal - which was one of the happiest days of my life. Writing a book a year while still being a full-time mum can be a challenge, but I know how lucky I am.
A. These change all the time. A few years ago when I wrote Lucy and Johnny, it was: Radiohead's Talk Show Host, The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony, U2's With Or Without You, Kingmaker's You And I Will Never See Things Eye To Eye, and The Killers' When You Were Young. But I wrote The Longest Holiday listening mainly to songs like Kal Lavelle's Shiver (this reminds me of Leo), Ellie Goulding's Anything Could Happen, Ai Se Eu Te Pego! which has a fun Latin feel, Youth by Daughter, and a few of James Arthur's songs which he performed on The X Factor!
A. If I could click my fingers and go to Australia in an instant, I would love to give my parents, brother and the rest of my family a hug, and go for a cup of tea at the houses of my oldest friends – I miss them.