Where do you live?
I live about ten minutes from the beach in Sydney, Australia.
What were your favourite books when you were a kid?
I adored Tom Sawyer and Anne of Green Gables, but the book that got me hooked on reading was The Good Master.
Three things people may not know about you?
1. I spent my first birthday on a plane emigrating from Chile
2. I was captain of my high school cricket team
3. We had a waterfall at the end of our garden
When did you realise you wanted to be a writer?
When I decided to illustrate a picture book and needed a story to work with. I ended up enjoying the writing so much that I ditched illustrating altogether. That book was never finished because I never got around to completing the pictures!.
Some of the books I loved
when I was a kid...