” I’m often daydreaming, and it’s because I’ve always liked the idea of there being something more than the normal world. “


” I fell even more deeply in love with Tolkien’s legendarium after studying Old English literature at uni, as I got a sense of the historical events and cultures that Tolkien used to create his world. My favourite of his imaginary locations is Lothlorien. “


” I always felt that sci-fi and fantasy were my thing. Bit of a geek, I’m afraid. But I like creating worlds, and I felt it was a genre that gave me more freedom. It just seemed like I belonged there. “


” I wanted to write a sci-fi story that would appeal to young women. Loads of girls like sci-fi, but it’s more culturally associated with guys. “



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I wanted to write a sci-fi story that would appeal to young women. Loads of girls like sci-fi, but it

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