After I escaped school, I went to university to study art, but I never stopped thinking about my stories and after getting a much better grade for my dissertation than my painting, I decided to pursue writing as a career. I tried all sorts of stuff, from short stories to crime and everything in between, until I finally decided to have a go at writing for teenagers. As soon as I started my first YA novel (now quite rightly relegated to the back of a wardrobe), I knew this was the genre I wanted to write in, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.
Nowadays, I live in the North East Midlands with my husband, a painter and printmaker. You can see his work at www.duncanpass.com. In 2009, we adopted The Hound from the Retired Greyhounds Trust. Sadly, he passed away at the end of November 2012, but we feel honoured to have shared our lives with him, and will never forget him.
|Typical Hound position!