My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. As a child I insisted I was half cat, and dreamed about my cat morphing into a human. I’m happy being a person now, but if I could come back again after this life I would want to be a cat in a nice home. I’d be one of those laid back ginger tabby cats with a great big purr.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. What’s most important to me? A smile, a positive attitude and a wicked sense of humour are things everyone should possess. Giving away smiles is free and many time ends up in conversations with strangers, people who needed a friendly face even if only for a few minutes. A positive attitude will get a person through every trial thrown your way. And with a wicked sense of humour – let’s just say my kids have inherited my habit of jumping out of dark corners at them.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My very long gingery-blonde hair.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I love to garden. On a nice day (in England that means not raining) I can be found up to my elbows in mud, both at home and on my allotment. I have a huge greenhouse on the allotment, and each year I try to grow melons. Even with our pitiful summer this year I did harvest three of the tastiest melons ever and a dozen enormous cucumbers. The watermelons didn’t make it past the size of an orange, but there’s always next year.