Who am I?
I'm an author, which you've probably already figured out. I write children's and young adult books, mainly fantasy and sci fi, as well as TV scripts and the occasional thriller.
I began my working life as a music and English teacher before becoming a full-time writer. I wrote a number of children's musicals, with casts of thousands...okay, hundreds...which made me realise that I loved writing so much I needed to do it full-time.
I moved into writing children's television, amongst other writing jobs in advertising and radio. I also worked on a multi-lingual soap (South Africa has eleven official languages), which was fun, but not as much fun as putting words in a donkey's mouth.
Many moons ago, I left the Southern Colony and translocated across the galaxy to settle on a new planet, commonly known as England, and I've come to love the aliens I mix with daily.
Apart from writing and reading, the thing I love most is swimming - sea, pool, river...if it's water I long to be in it, which is tricky as England is generally not entirely suitable for this kind of outdoor activity. I'm hoping to invent a book that can be read underwater at some stage.