When I was twelve I wrote a story about a Siberian tiger. My English teacher Miss Bolton encouraged me every step of the way and since that thrilling three-chapter novel, writing has become a part of who I am.
'The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing ones. The best moments really occur when a person's body and mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.' Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
And that's how I feel about writing.
I feel differently about reading — there is more joy and less angst!
Middle-grade novels are where my heart lies. I grew up reading Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton and Trixie Belden. Now I love Rebecca Stead, Sarah Crossan, Patrick Ness, Bren McDibble, Karen Foxlee and so many others. But I also can't get enough YA, crime, fantasy and historical fiction... and sci-fi and... memoir... and..
I currently have a middle-grade series on submission - Catch the Villain Save the Earth which is an exciting new-concept game book. Think Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego meets Choose-your-own-adventure.
I am represented by the effervescent and talented litery agent Alex Adsett. You can visit her page here.