Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
-I'm an author of Young Adult novels, including The Killables, The Declaration, The Resistance, The Legacy and The Returners.At what age did you write your first book?
-I started writing my first book when I was 30What was your inspiration for writing your book The Killables?
-A few things really. I wanted to write a love story about two people who feel like they don't fit in anywhere, that they're freaks, somehow different from everyone else. And at the same time I started to get obsessed with the brain and how little we know about it, and I also started to think about our ideas of utopia - the quest for 'world peace'. I wondered if it could be possible, and what sort of world that would be; a world where there was no evil, where no one had bad thoughts or ever broke the rules. Would it be somewhere I'd want to live? Could I possibly be the person I am if I didn't have to fight my demons every so often? Can humans ever really just be good, or is it the conflict within us that makes us human? Those were the questions I set out to answer in The Killables, although I'm not sure I have all the answers yet...Are there any parts of the story you feel particularly close to?
-Not so much parts of the story, but I always get very close to my characters - they're like old friends. I know them better than I know most of my friends in the real world.How can our followers connect with you?
Where’s your favourite place?
-London. The energy is exhilarating.What’s your favourite thing about living here?
-The British people - the irony, sense of humour and ability to just get on with it.Is there one place you would like to visit, that you haven’t yet?
-The West coast of Scotland. At least I've been there, but haven't explored enough.Do you have a favourite British band?
-Mumford and Sons are pretty brilliant.Do you have a favourite British movie?
-Withnail and IDo you have a favourite British actor/actress?
-I love Frances Barber. I think she's quintessentially British.When you think of Britian, what’s the first thing you think of?
-Red pillar boxesWhich place in Britain would you most like to live other than where they do live?
-I dream of living by the sea - Scotland or Cornwall probably, surrounded by the sound of the wind and crashing waves.What's you're favourite British saying?
-How about a nice cup of tea?
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