41 years old
United Kingdom
Current Status
off for a swim
  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fiction for children
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Alan Garner
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Lord of the Rings The Owl Service One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Arctic Dreams (by Barry Lopez) The White Deer (by James Thurber) Moominland Midwinter A Small Pinch of Weather (and any other Joan Aiken short story collections)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To still be doing this when I'm 70, and love it, and be considered successful at it, and still be improving my writing, and get letters from children who love my books.
    Your worst habit?
    Chewing the bits of skin around my nails.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    Cafes, home, on my knee on long-distance drives
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    I am the only person in my street who is not an undergraduate.



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  • CITES King
    by CITES King 7 years ago
    I chew my fingers too. What'll I do if I ever have to do book signings?
  • Pete
    by Pete 7 years ago
    your a published author!!! OMG. well done!!!:)
  • Kiki
    by Kiki 7 years ago
    Can I just say that I chew my skin, i'm from just outside Birmingham and close to your age! Congrats on being a published author, I hope to join your ranks soon :)
    All the best Leila
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 9 years ago
    What a difference a day makes...it doesn't show! Hope you had a good one.
  • fred
    by fred 9 years ago
    Lady, if chewing your fingers is your worst habit you need to get out more!
    Best, Fred