Where were you born?
I was born and raised in London where I still live now. I was an only child so from an early age I learnt how to make the most of my imagination and would write lots of short stories in my spare time.
Did you always want to be an author?
Yes. However when I was eight, for about a few months, I was determined that I’d one day become a dentist but then I changed my mind again and went back to wanting to become an author.
What was your favourite subject at school?
Definitely English. I also loved PE and was in my primary school netball team.
Who was your favourite author as a child?
Roald Dahl. I absolutely loved his books and read them every night, just before bed. Matilda and The Fantastic Mr Fox were my favourite books but I also loved The Twits as well.
What's the best thing about being an author?
Not wanting to go to sleep because I want to keep writing and being so excited about waking up every morning so I can write some more.
What inspired you to write The Wondrous Prune?
I've always wanted to write about someone who has a superpower because like the character of Prune I love superhero films.
As well as enjoying the incredible abilities that superheroes possess, I like the fact that every superhero goes on journey of self-discovery and that was something I really wanted Prune to experience in my story. And although Prune might not be your typical superhero, she doesn’t wear a cape and she hasn’t saved the world just yet – she does make the most of what is an incredible power, bringing her drawings to life of things that even in her wildest imagination she would never have dreamt possible.