Home in Ireland, I went to Collins Barracks and spent some time wandering around, making notes on the various guns, knives and swords.
I call people 'petal' all the time. My postman is very confused by this.
I can find the fun in most situations.
I have a confession to make - I truly love country music.
I love 'Gossip Girl'! I still miss 'Veronica Mars,' though.
I really like vampire books. I might have a problem.
I tend to get over-excited and very, very loud. I rein myself in when people flinch and dogs start howling.
Taking notes at a pub in Salisbury, I was mistaken for a health inspector!
We love a lot of vampire fiction - both fiction in which the vampires are enemies to be battled or stone cold foxes to be dated.
Books for teens are amazing and compelling, I think, because they're generally set in a time in people's lives when they are uncertain about who they are and who they love and what the right thing is to do.
Books written by boys are given very different treatment to those written by girls: they're even given very different covers. People also expect, in this YA-booming world, girls to be less experimental than boys: girls are achieving a lot of success, but they're confined.
I just have mysteries in all my books, I think, whether it's a boy investigating or a girl. I have an enduring fascination with mysteries of all kinds.
I just think demons are terribly interesting! In Sumerian times, demons weren't seen as evil at all, just as incredibly powerful and very different from us: beings made of fire, when humans were made of earth.
I love seeing my book on shelves and getting letters from people who liked the book. I love telling stories and having other people tell stories to me.
I think more people are going to continue reading YA as well as reading other books because they have learned that they can find books there which they will truly love: a teenage protagonist is close enough to adult so readers of whichever age can sympathise and empathise with them.
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