|Published a number of poems when twelve years old. Author of numerous books and short stories, for both children and adults, all in the fantasy genre. Books include The Dragon's Egg, a tale for young readers that was inspired by Chinese mythology; White as the Waves, a retelling of the classic Moby Dick using the whale's point of view; a Celtic fantasy novel, The Hidden World, and its prequel The Wolves of Woden; a series for teens, The Willowmere Chronicles; and The Stone of the Stars, the first volume in a trilogy for adults. Apart from writing, interests are many and extremely eclectic: they include mythology and folklore, English literature, natural science, watercolor painting and classical music.|
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