Reading was my safe place as a child. Books were there for me whenever I needed them, and the friends and adventures I found in their pages were life changing. I always loved fantasy and fairy tales, and from the moment I picked up Diana Wynne Jones’ The Magicians of Caprona I knew that what I wanted most was to use my words to make new worlds. Worlds where anything is possible, where friendships and families grow and change, and where even the smallest voice has power.
I feel very lucky that now, after many years of drafting and redrafting, of rejections and a lot of hard work, writing is my job. Getting out and about to schools and events to talk about writing is a treat I’d never imagined. I’ve always thought of myself as quite shy – I still do most days – but when I’m on the subject of books, and of the importance of reading, and the freedom of discovery within pages, it’s a joy.
I live in Bristol with my husband Lee, our three children, Theia, Aubrey and Sasha, and a scruffy labradoodle called Rocky. I have a background in journalism and I’m a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing, and I really like toast with butter and marmite.
Interviews and blog pieces:
Books for Keeps, January 2017
Bristol 24/7, January 2017
Just Imagine, January 2018
Pan Macmillan, February 2018
The Reading Realm, January 2020: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/thereadingrealm.co.uk/2020/03/03/shadows-of-winterspell-an-interview-with-amy-wilson/amp/