My hair colour: Dark brown
My eye colour: Blue
My shoe size: 7
My star sign: Virgo
My favourite book when child: Fudge in Toffeetown (I've no idea who wrote or illustrated it)
My favourite fictional character: William Brown from the Just William books
Books that inspired me to become a writer: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Where The Wild Things Are
My favourite author: (for children) Richmal Crompton
My ideal reading position: Lying in the shade on a hot day with a cold drink by a quiet pool.
My usual means of marking a place in a book: Anything that comes to hand
My favourite time of year: Spring
My favourite time of day: When the children get home from school
My best time for writing: Mornings
The first piece of writing I was paid for was: a picture book about rugby I sold to the wife of a rugby player when I was at Art College
My favourite TV show: Anything with Reeves and Mortimer
My favourite movie star: Robert de Niro
My favourite song: These Foolish Things
The creature comfort I would most unwillingly relinquish: A bed
My favourite sweet food: Mangoes
My favourite savory food: Fresh bread
My typical bedtime is: 11p.m.
My favourite year of childhood (age 4-16): I don't really have one
My mousemat design: Boringly plain green, I'm afraid.
The tidiest place in my home is: There isn't one
The untidiest place in my home is: My studio
The working tool I would least like to do without: A pencil