In case you're interested. I was brought up in London, live in Walsall and like anywhere with hills.
When I'm not writing I've been a long time campaigner for sustainable development. Most recently I worked for the Campaign to Protect Rural England for 13 years.
Who are your favorite authors?
At the moment I've been reading Bohumil Hrabal's 'Closely Observed Trains' and I like a lot of surreal stuff like Franz Kafka and Kobo Abe but a lot of the times it's adventures. I love the Mortal Engines series by Phillip Reeve and Lemony Snickett is a big favourite.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I have to. Sometimes it's just work stuff but I like to see movies in the morning. It was great to see Spectre at 10.00 with only ten of us.
A servant whose mistress was thrown into the sea.
A boy whose mother came from beyond the world.
A magician who wants to steal the blood of an innocent child.
When you fall from the Castle at the End of the World there is only one way down...
And no one ever comes back.
Enter a world which cannot exist and yet does and start an adventure which is doomed to fail but must succeed.