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Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Chocolate-hobnobs green-tea cashew-nuts wine ebay

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. 'Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.' C. S. Lewis

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Don't roll your eyes: writing the first chapter of my latest Big Idea (the stage when you're still madly in love before it becomes a 'steady relationship' that you have to work at).  This would be happening in my office/treehouse, a glass-fronted shipping container in the branches of the oak tree in my garden in the country.  If I had an oak tree.  Or a garden in the country.On equal pegging would be fossil hunting in Lyme Regis, or eating blue cheese.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Death. Mine and the people I love.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In my tree house.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Anne Boleyn, only she had more guts than me.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mother-in-law: the nicest person I've ever known, and consequently the most loved.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. 'I've had it up to here with you two.' and 'Half a kilo of stilton, please.'

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Wasting my teenage years being sulky and miserable when I should have been having fun.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Acting.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. If they turn out happy and well-adjusted, my kids. If not, my books.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Being too eager to please. (Is that ok?)

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm quite funny. Honestly. You have to be there.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. The first person to time-travel or pass successfully through a worm-hole to a parallel universe.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Ask my husband. Housework related inadequacies probably.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Manchee, from 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' by Patrick Ness

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Doesn't everyone prefer villains to heroes? The devil, probably.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Days having 500% fewer hours in them than they did when I was a kid.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Swimming/watching Game of Thrones.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Actor.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. GSOH, a liking for country walks, and muscles like Khal Drogo.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Well, der. Cheese.

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