When did you first know that you wanted to be an author?
Only when I wrote my first book. I was always aspiring to act and make films and somehow those things seemed more tangible and doable to me. I didn't know any authors but I knew lots of actors and film / TV people. But I do have 'books' that I wrote, with hand-drawn covers from when I was 12. I have always written. It's just that books only seemed a possibility for me in the past seven or eight years.
What is your background and how did you get into writing?
I acted in theatre as a teen, then in TV for a few years after school. I spent four years in the UK presenting, writing and researching for TV. I've made a bunch of short films, written for film magazines, done an Arts degree in English and Communications. And written books. I can't kick the writing bug. It's how I make sense of things.