I started life sensibly and pursued a career as a lawyer, driven by my social justice leanings and love of To Kill a Mockingbird. But like many writers before me, I quit being sensible to follow my bliss. Writing is an itch that's got to be scratched. I do it for love; but money's good too.
So far into this journey, I'm a writer of YA and children's fiction...
More at http://www.enchantedlibrary.com
What are you working on at the moment?
Not long finished rewriting my YA novel - a major brow-beating overhaul. It's a near-futuristic mash-up of social realism, paranormal and dystopia - "para-topia/ dys-normal"??
Also working on several other ideas for more contemporary straight YA fiction.
If you had to recommend just one children's book you've read in the last year, what would it be?
As the mom of a young toddler, it would have to be GO THE F* TO SLEEP by Adam Mansbach. Hmmm, that one's more adult really.
So far this year, SCBWI's very own Miriam Halahmy's HIDDEN gets my vote.
What is the most important thing you learned about writing or illustrating this year?
"Writing is rewriting"...
And never give up
Book signing at -the now historical - Borders, Islington London.
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