• Copper

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    I wanted to set a story in the snow and to have lots of mysteries and secrets and surprising twists. I had no idea I was going to write about dragons or wood and rock people or that this would be the first of a set of three related books.

    That’s why writing is such fun – you never know what’s going to happen.

    I did the pen and ink illustrations inside. Ralick is based on my eldest son’s cuddly toy.

    Extract:

    The wooden stairs creaked and groaned noisily under her as Copper went down the stairs.”What a racket,” growled Ralick. Copper didn’t say anything for a moment, then she said shyly, “Yes, but you know, I think they’re sort of talking to me.” “Ha! As stairs have a habit of doing!” said Ralick. “Really, they are,” she insisted. “The handrail is soft under my fingers, not soft like cotton, but not solid… It moves. And it smells gorgeous!”