I cannot remember the first book I fell in love with. Although, I can recite the poem Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar which was the first in a poetry anthology I adored as a child. My writing notes are generally scribbled on post-its which I stick to my phone and often lose. Some lucky ideas make it into my notebook, or get typed incoherently on my laptop and saved in miscellaneous files. I am always listening to music. Alt-J’s This is All Yours is my go-to reading album or I listen to epic movie soundtracks to inspire my writing. I always endeavour to finish books; I am impatient and inquisitive and must know the end, even if I hated it. My favourite authors would currently include Tove Jansson, Jeanette Winterson and Bret Easton-Ellis, but my reading taste changes regularly. I tend not to get too hung up about reading an author’s entire back catalogue and take recommendations from book podcasts I listen to. And I hate cats. I have only ever owned three goldfish, sorry.