Did you always dream of becoming a writer? And if so, has it turned out to be how you always imagined it?
I always loved books, from a really early age. I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland when I was five, and was addicted to Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, even though they made me cry (or perhaps because of it). And I loved writing my own little books. When I got older, though, I just thought of writing as something other people did. It took me a good few years to get it into my head that I really needed to try it for myself – because deep down, the dream was still there. Now it’s within reach, it’s an absolute joy. I feel incredibly lucky.
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