3 question interview: Tanya Landman

We asked each Wolves & Apples guest three questions to tell you a little bit more about them.

First up is 2015 Carnegie Medal winner Tanya Landman.

What was your favourite book when you were a child, and why?
A. Stig of the Dump. It’s got everything – humour, mystery, adventure, magic. I read it to my children because I’d loved it so much and it was every bit as brilliant as I’d remembered – it made the three of us double up laughing.
 What is your top writing tip?
A. Daydream. Everything starts there. Get a clear picture in your head of who you’re writing about and what the setting is. If you can imagine it really clearly the writing will flow.
What is the best thing about writing for children?
A. Getting out and meeting the readers. They have so much energy and enthusiasm I’d  like to bottle it.

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