As an adult reader, I’m most drawn to books that involve mystery and suspense. But I also love a good laugh, and one of my all-time favourite books is Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis.
Science fiction and crime are my go-to genres for mystery and suspense. I take the laughter wherever I can find it.
In my writing for children the same three elements emerge; mainly because I can’t help it, but then I think children love mystery, suspense and laughter as much as I do. Sascha Martin's Adventures and Through the Wormhole (which will also be a series) are unabashed science fiction. Sascha Martin is all about the laughter. Wormholes covers the mystery and suspense … but it’s not all deadly serious.
My other project, T&DC, slips darkly into the crime genre, with an element of what I have to concede might well be fantasy. It’s on hold while I get the others into print and eprint, and I hope into the hands of parents and children.
I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and work each day on the mean streets of Wollstonecraft. Two of my adult children are also in Sydney. The other has moved to Melbourne. (I know! Why?)