Do you model your characters on real life?
Sometimes. There is usually a character in every story who is a bit like me: the kind-hearted somewhat crazy one, the starry eyed bookworm or the frustrated writer. Then there are people in my life who enter the book in some form or another. Although usually they’re unrecognizable by the time I’m finished with them.”
Who was your favorite author as a child? Do they influence your storytelling now?
I loved Philip Pullman, I still do. Not so much his Dark Material series everyone knows but the books about Sally Lockheart a very determined and intelligent girl who also did some detective work. I don’t think he influenced me directly but it’s true that I like to write strong female characters who don’t sit around waiting for Prince Charming to save them.
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