Many children's writers don't have children of their own.
That's important to me, to find the extraordinary inside the ordinary.
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
I was born too late for steam trains and a lazy eye meant I'd never be an astronaut.
Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out was the secret of all good writing.
As a kid, I didn't read a great deal of fiction, and I've forgotten most of what I did read.
Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer.
From a good book, I want to be taken to the very edge. I want a glimpse into that outer darkness.
My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it.