Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
-I was born in London and have lived in or near to the city all my life. I love everything about books and writing, am into very geeky things (I still read superhero comics, for example), and have a mild cat obsession. A typical writer, basically!At what age did you write your first book?
-I don't know if you mean my first serious attempt or not... I wrote my first ever, EVER book when I was about 16. That was a very bad Star Wars rip off. And was only 50 pages long. Not sure it counts! :) My first attempt, much later on, to write a novel with the intention of trying to get it published came when I was about 33.What was your inspiration for writing your book The Iron Witch?
-So many things! My interest in alchemy was one of them, along with a fascination with everything to do with faeries. But probably the biggest inspiration was a less well known fairytale called The Handless Maiden. It has lots of other names, depending on the country or culture you're looking at (The Girl with Silver Hands, The Armless Maiden, etc.). I wanted to think of a way to use the central image, and some of the themes, in a contemporary fantasy for young adults. That's where Donna's iron tattoos came from.Are there any parts of the story you feel particularly close to?
-The part that resonates most strongly for me is Donna's journey, throughout the whole trilogy: from a girl who is unsure of herself and trapped in a life she doesn't want, to a much stronger young woman growing into her power. That's something that came through in my latest book, too, Falling to ash. The main character, Moth (an 18-year-old vampire), is forced into this terrifying life of Otherness and has to learn to figure out how to survive - and hopefully, one day, escape.How can our followers connect with you?
-My website: http:www.kazmahoney.comUK related Questions:
Twitter (which is my favourite place!): @kazmahoney
Where’s your favourite place?
-London!What’s your favourite thing about living here?
-The NHS. Seriously. Although I'd love to move to Boston (it's one of those dreams you know you'll never really live out in real life), I know too many people in the US who suffer through lack of affordable healthcare. We're very lucky here. Things are far from perfect, but we'd miss the NHS if it went anywhere.Is there one place you would like to visit, that you haven’t yet?
-Japan. Oh! You mean in the UK. ;) I've never been to Edinburgh, which is shameful. I should go there!Do you have a favourite British band?
-Florence and the Machine.Do you have a favourite British movie?
-Casino Royale.Do you have a favourite British actor/actress?
-It's a tie between Naveen Andrews and David Tennant for favourite actor. Dame Judi Dench for actress.When you think of Britian, what’s the first thing you think of?
-Diversity.Which place in Britain would you most like to live other than where they do live?
-Brighton. My second favourite place after London.