Award winning poet and writer, Michelle Y Frost, was born in Zimbabwe, Africa. She now lives in Scotland.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Africa. I was born in Zimbabwe, but spent my early adult years in South Africa. Moving countries and being exposed to many different beliefs and cultures had a strong effect on who I am and what I write about. I'm very grateful for that.
When did you first start writing?
As in story-telling? Before I could write. I used to draw pictures and then dictate to my mother the stories that went with them. I started my first "book" when I was seven. I remember it was about a mermaid.