My favourite author is Tolkien, as Lord of the Rings is still my favourite book.
My bedside read Currently a pile of parenting books (I have five month old twin girls) and my students’ MA assignments.
The most inspiring person I’ve ever met My mother, who believes that everything is possible.
My writing ritual Sitting in front of my laptop at 8am and not leaving until I have a few hundred words to work with.
My biggest influence My family life, which has informed almost all of my writing.
My writing pet hates That a phrase never seems so beautiful on the page as it did in my head.
What my family think of my writing/me being a writer Very proud, and a little surprised that I’ve been so prolific, with four books written in four years.
My favourite phrase “Making things up and writing them down” – how my two little boys describe my work.
How I survive the novel writing process With coffee and vast amounts of comfort food.