One light bulb moment: standing in the hall of my old school, now called Horsforth Featherbank Infant School (Junior in my days!), talking to staff about how the school has changed, I realised my passion for writing had begun right there, right in that school. We were talking about poetry. That’s how I began – writing poems – at the age of nine …. right there! First book (so glad that one got lost) written when I was eleven (I can still see the cover in my head).
Thanks Steph for giving me that light bulb moment … and thank you Featherbank (you might have got bigger but the names are still above the front doors – GIRLS and BOYS – separate entrances, and the hall has not changed in all these years)!