Author's Comment: Q. What is the first book you read and loved? A. 'Shadow the Sheep Dog' and 'Five on a Secret Trail' both by Enid Blyton. When I was growing up I loved Enid Blyton's books and pony stories by the Pullein-Thompson sisters and Ruby Ferguson, E Nesbit and Noel Streatfeild.
Q. What are your top tips for writing? A. Always write something you would like to read. Make it exciting, if you are using chapters make sure each one ends at an exciting point. Try to give the reader a feeling for what is happening inside the main character's head. Describe what is happening, everything you see, as if you are watching a film. If I am trying to think of an idea I think of something that would be an amazing thing to happen, something I would really like to happen.