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I feel very privileged to have reached so many kids because a life without stories, without the power of books, would be a very grey world, it's good to add colour.
My greatest fear is disappointing the reader, so each book has to be better than the one before.
You like to think with young adults that with your books, a little part of it has reached them and will stay with them. It is great to be part of an eight-year-old's world.
I had three brilliant English teachers at secondary school. They found the writer in me.
My father was aloof, very strange and very distant.
Authors have odd relationships with their creations They owe their fame and fortune to their characters but feel enslaved by them.
I do believe quite strongly in evil.
I don't really like the word 'hobbies.'
I enjoy scaring people.
I love writing different things.
I start work at 7 A.M. and write all day, seven days a week. If I don't write, I can't sleep.
I vividly remember being 14. That was the age when I started to get happy: I started being a writer and stopped being a loser.
I'm not a huge fan of prequels and sequels and the cynical rush to make money on the back of books by other writers who are now dead.
I'm not good at the modern world.
It's hard to write when you think every sentence is going to be read by a million kids.
My writing has always been what you call 'narrative fiction' in the sense that it's got very strong plots and twists at the end.
Relationships between writers and publishers are of course very strange and change all the time, rather like a see-saw.
Sometimes I think the family I was brought up in was 100 years out of date.
As a children's author, reviewers are generally very nice to you. I only ever wrote one adult book and received such a kicking for it that I was in trauma for the next six months.
A children's author on a soapbox is not a pleasant sight but I have become drawn into issues, slightly unwillingly, relating to young people, literacy and youth justice: just look at the number of young people we have locked up in prison, and the uselessness of it.
If you look at Charles Dickens's time, there were so many different levels of society and everybody understood their place in it, it was that complex and simple. I'm not sure we have that now.
You don't need to be able to string a sentence together in a way that is elegant or even vaguely meaningful to produce a bestseller - as Dan Brown has demonstrated time and again.
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