What is it with you and big, epic worlds?

I don’t know; it’s just the way my mind works! I love writing about major, history-changing events, with all the heightened emotions and drama they bring. Plus destroying the world. Destroying the world is always fun.

What’s your favourite book that you’ve written?

I love all of them in different ways – although whenever I’ve just finished a book, that’s always the one I’m most in love with! I get very intensely involved with my imaginary worlds. They seem more real than this one sometimes.

Do you do a lot of research when you write?

I do! I often write about things I don’t know much about – flying airplanes, fixing cars, astrology – so research is essential. Even though my stories are fiction, I want them to feel as real as possible.