Q: What are your hobbies?

I love film and going to the cinema and I’m also a big theatre buff – basically I’m a frustrated actor, I love the excitement of it all! I’d love to write plays and hope to give it a go soon… I love running (even though I’m definitely NOT a natural born athlete) and even ran the London Marathon in 2014! I’m not fit enough to do that now but I’d love to do it again, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I hated running as a kid but now I find it weirdly relaxing and it often helps me to sort out tricky plot problems when I’m writing. I destroy¬†any health benefits from the running by baking. I’m no domestic goddess, I just love cake. Finally, of course, I love reading. I’m a very slow reader but I’m challenging myself to read more widely rather than just sticking to the same old authors. I’ve never been a big non-fiction reader so that’s my mission for this year. I’m really into reading diaries and collections of letters at the moment.