Did you always want to be a writer?

Always. One of my earliest memories is writing and illustrating a story when I was around five or six. I was determined to get it published. (Alas, to have one’s hopes crushed at such a young age..!)

What kind of accent is that?

If you’re asking this from the US, it’s because you think I sound English. If you’re asking this from the UK, it’s because you think I sound American. Well, you’re both kind of right: I’m from Little Rock, Arkansas, but I’ve lived in the UK for over 20 years. My...

Will you come do a signing/talk/event where I live?

Maybe! My publishers are usually the ones who organise my events. Tell your local school or bookstore to get in touch with Stevie Hopwood at Usborne (details on my Contact page), and it could happen.

Will you read my story and give me feedback?

I’m sorry, but for legal reasons I can’t look at unpublished work. However, I’ve written a book on how to write which you might find helpful. You can find it here.