I live and write in the Kingdom of Fife, overlooking the silvery River Tay, with a view of trees and grey slate roofs and a skyscape it would be hard to better. Also resident in the flat are an unruly crowd of characters, including a Victorian detective girl, a miner boy from an alien planet, a ferret princess, a medieval orphan, a talking gargoyle, a short Viking and the occasional flying horse. I enjoy their company and do my very best to keep up with their stories.
The characters and story of Walking Mountain have been part of my life for quite some time - some stories just take longer to write than others! But I never would have written it at all if David Attenborough hadn't stood on the top of a Himalayan mountain with a sea fossil in his hand, and made me wonder What if ...?