I write for children, not for the adults who buy the books.
That’s because I like children.
I used to be one. Maybe I still am.
(There are rather a lot of them in my extended family, and some of them are pensioners.)
I try to make it easy to read aloud, as well as to yourself.
That’s because not all children are good readers.
Some like a bedtime story read to them.
(Some books don’t read aloud well, and I had to read some very boring stuff when I was Mum.)
I try to keep it grammatical and don’t avoid big words.
I just make sure they’re in context
- or I explain them as part of the story.
(That way they just get assimilated and it’s no trouble to anyone.)
I’m not a celebrity or well known.
That’s because I’m fundamentally ordinary and rather quiet.
I used to teach and then I became a complaints handler.
(It’s not very exciting and I prefer writing, though I do make marmalade now and again.)