I grew up in Gloucestershire, England. I loved being in the countryside because there was always so much to notice, like weird coloured ladybirds and steaming piles of cow poo.
When I was young I loved reading, making up stories and being silly. After my exams, I put my silliness to good use by going to university and getting a job as a copywriter.
One of my first jobs was writing radio ads. I wrote over 6000 before getting bored and moving on to writing TV ads and websites. I soon got bored again and started writing stories in my spare time.
I now live in the town of Frome where there is not a lot of cow poo. I have books to write and a little son and daughter to look after. My life is great fun and I no longer have time to feel bored.