Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Here is the interview:
Where do you get the inspiration for your books?
What was your favourite genre of book when you were a child?
How old were you when you began writing stories?
When Girl Missing won The Red House Book Award it was amazing, the most special thing ever especially as it was my first book and it was so unexpected. Also it is different to the other awards because The Red House award is the biggest where the readers
What did you want to be as a child?
I wanted to be a writer but I never imagined I could do it. I also wanted to be an actor or a singer.
Exciting books like adventures and thrillers, which also have a relationship and romance in it. A bit like my books!
How do you feel when you see your books on shop shelves?
At first it was weird and always very exciting. It also gives you a big kick and there’s nothing to compare it with.
I wrote ‘Girl Missing’ in 2 months and then I sent it to an agent who found a publisher and it was published within 2 months.
Where do you like to write?
I like to write at home.
How do you get in the mood for writing?
I don’t really have to get into a special mood to write, I just get up and start writing once my son has gone to school
What do you use to write?
In the mornings I can just get up and make sure my son gets to school but then I could go back to bed if I wanted to.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What are your tips for aspiring young writers?
Excellent news! Blood Ties has just won its tenth regional award (to add to the national Red House book award) from the lovely voters in the Grampian region of Scotland! And The Set-Up has been awarded both the Portsmouth Book Award (which Blood Ties won last year) and the North East Book Award (yrs 7 & 8)!
I’m very excited - and delighted that both books are proving so popular with readers!!!!
If you want to know more about Sophie and her books visit these websites:Monday, May 17th, 2010
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