When I was growing up, I wanted to be an Egyptologist and dig up mummies and priceless golden treasures. After studying for a history degree at university, I ended up doing a whole bunch of other things instead. But then, finally, my dreams came true in a different, even better way when I began to dig for story-treasure and write children's books. Plus I got to become a time traveller too!
As a young bookworm I loved reading books full of history, mystery and adventure. So it's no real surprise that my own books are full of those things as well. When I visit somewhere which has a local independent bookshop, I can think of no better way to spend my time than browsing its shelves of bookish treasure. So it's great to be able to spread my love for them, and my passion for the books that have meant a lot to me through my very own bookshop.org shelves.