I didn't always want to be a writer. I wanted to play football for Hull City, but at the age of twelve developed a lifelong addiction to bags of Frazzles that cruelly ended my sporting ambitions. Instead I spend my time daydreaming and eavesdropping on other peoples conversations, mining them for new ideas for books. I've written twenty books now for children and teenagers, and LOVE visiting schools, libraries and festivals to talk to people about the power of storytelling. It's a magnificent way to live my life... Home is on the side of a very steep hill in Yorkshire, with my partner, our children and two dogs.Read more Read less
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