I began by asking her: ~
How old you were when you first started writing?
I was probably about 5 years old when I started school. I just did picture books not writing books to start with. My first book was called The Rainbow Girl. When I started school I joined the Rainbows, think that’s what gave me the idea for my book. It was a long time ago as I’m 9 now it’s hard to remember.
|Some of the lovely pictures and book covers that Leah sent me|
Where do you get your ideas from - do they just come into your head, or do you get inspired by things you see/hear/learn about at school?
All of these but mainly my ideas just come into my head. I have lots of imagination. I write about things that happen or want to happen in my life. I love magical and mythical things.
Where do you normally do your writing - at home, or at school?
Both the same. The book you saw I wrote at school but the teacher just told us what it was meant to be about . I wrote all the detail. I have a desk in my house to write. Sometimes I write in my garden.
How many books have you written, and can you tell us a little bit about them?
I have written lots of books but most are a bit childish to tell you about. I am getting better now I’m a bit older. I wrote one about a Magic flower that was fun as she did so many fun things a normal flower wouldn’t do. I like using my photographs as my covers because I love taking selfies.
I am working on Easter bunny adventure. It’s about a little girl and boy and they find the Easter bunny and go with them every Easter to deliver the Easter eggs. They are my little sister Freya and big brother Jamie.
What are some of the favourite books that you've read, and what did you like about them?
Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson. It’s about a girl and her dad keeps hitting her and her mum so they run away from their dad and start a new life in London. I love that author.
I would like to be an Author but for a part time job I would like to be a chef. My dad likes cooking, my Auntie Margo can't cook she burns everything.
Leah has wonderfully supportive family members, which as all authors know, is very important. Unfortunately, as yet, she doesn't have any links to a website or to buy her books, but here instead is an author profile:
Thank you so much Leah - wishing you success in your writing career.