The pupils were really enthusiastic and especially interested in how I did my research. Although a great deal of my research is done online and by reading, the fun part is going to visit places for real – it gives that extra authenticity. Places I have visited so far are Camberley, Anglesey, London, the IOW, and the Lake District for books one and two, and Norway and Iceland for book three, The Last Idesa.
I was asked how I first became interested in writing. I said that I had always loved drawing as much as writing so my first attempts were therefore comic strips. Comics and cartoons are a really fun way of getting into writing – Stardust, the award winning novel, and blockbuster film, was originally written as a comic for DC comics. All my books are illustrated.
Thank you all for a very enjoyable visit, and happy reading. I hope you continue to enjoy The Company of Goblins!