In this interview I quiz her an all things bookish, from all her books, to why she became an author and she gives us some tips on how to become a good author and even a ''first line'' that we can turn into a story!
I hope you enjoy yourself reading this! :)
Welcome to Ebony Black Lines *passes plateful of Jammy Dodgers*, could you tell us a bit about yourself and your books?
Mmm…nnn…gghhh…can't spik, teeth stck tgther…ah! That's better. Sorry: Jammy Dodgers have seriously gooey centres! Ahem. About me: well, like a Jammy Dodger, I am small and round (well more than I used to be, anyway – why are you giving me Jammy Dodgers?! Pass the celery). I am also Jammy, as in lucky, because I get to do what I love as my job: write books. And I'm Dodgy because…no, this analogy isn't working any more. I am not dodgy, nor do I have a gooey centre (you thought I'd say I did, didn't you? Well, you were wrong, ha ha! If I had a gooey centre, my organs wouldn't function properly and I'd die). I am woefully under-educated, but to my never-ending surprise, people keep wanting more books from me. I have written two trilogies – Lulu Baker and Silk Sisters; a one-off book called Toonhead, and four Kitty Slade books. All are set in the real world (although the Silk Sisters books are set in the future), but all feature a hero or heroine who has something extraordinary about them. Lulu Baker inherits a magic recipe book; Rorie Silk takes on the appearance and knowledge of another if she puts on an item of their clothing, following an incident involving a chameleon and a bolt of lightning; Pablo in Toonhead sees the future in the cartoons he draws, and Kitty Slade has a rare genetic condition called Phantorama, which means she can see and communicate with ghosts. IF they cooperate. Which often they don't.
Can you give us five tips for all the budding authors out there?
Only kidding. I can give you more than five actually, as I have a whole page of them on my website here http://www.fionadunbar.com/writing-tips/