A FEW FAQs...
First (and obviously most importantly)… which Hogwarts house are you?
I'm a Gryffindor (with a strong Ravenclaw leaning)… My brother, however, is a Slytherin.
You say that you're a Disney fan, do you have a DPOC (Disney Princess Of Choice)?
It's always been Belle for me. She's been my favourite ever since I was little. I literally was that weirdo with her nose stuck in a book (and still am!), though people would probably say that there's a little bit of Rapunzel in me too; I am quite excitable and relentlessly optimistic.
Talking of Beauty and the Beast, you grow roses. What colour are they?
Red. Of course. But a dark, gorgeous red. They're not enchanted though. Sorry.
Apart from growing roses and writing, do you have a day job?
Really, writing is my day (and night) job but I also help young adults with a variety of mental, behavioural and social needs and it's awesome.
Do you listen to music when you write?
Yes! I'm a massive music person! I usually find songs that help me to picture the scene that I'm writing and then I make a playlist of those songs and listen on repeat.
If there was one song that you'd be guaranteed to dance to, what would it be?
Anything! I. Will. Dance. To. Anything. With extreme enthusiasm. I once broke my foot dancing alone in my own home (which gives you an idea of the enthusiasm level)!
Punk-rock is generally my go-to genre though. (Killjoys, make some noise!)
Do you have a favourite word?
At the moment it's 'psychomanteum' (an enclosed mirrored space that the ancient Greeks used to use to contact the dead). I haven't managed to include it in a story yet though. Watch this space.
Finally, do you have any advice for budding writers?
My favourite bit of advice was always: 'if there's a story that you want to read that hasn't been written yet then be the one to write it'. So definitely do that.