• I want to be a writer, will you read my story?
Due to pressure of work, I can't give you feedback on stories any more, I'm afraid. This is very difficult for me because part of what I do is to encourage people to write. But I’m just so, so busy and I have to be very strict. You can find some tips on writing elsewhere on the site.
• Are you going to make a movie of the Last Dragon Chronicles?
I'd love to have movies of The Fire Within etc. Who wouldn’t want to see Gadzooks and co on the big screen? But it's not my decision to make. The movie rights are available, though, and if anything ever happens I’ll make sure it’s announced somehow, somewhere.
• Will you visit my school?
No, I’m sorry, I stopped doing visits a few years ago, but there are lots of really good children’s authors who I’m sure would love to be invited.
• If I send you a copy of my book, will you autograph it for me?
This is something I’m often asked, especially as I rarely do public signing sessions. In principle, of course I’d sign a book for you. But sending books back and forth through the post can be very expensive, especially if you don’t live in England. So what I normally suggest is that I send you a signed postcard you can use as a bookmark. That usually does the trick..
• Can I write to you?
The only way to contact me these days is on Twitter, where I answer lots of questions about the books still.
• Do you believe in dragons?
You mean there are people out there who don’t? I’ve spent the best part of twenty years thinking about dragons and writing about them and talking about them. If you want my complete take on dragon mythology, don’t just read The Last Dragon Chronicles, read The Erth Dragons series and The UNICORNE Files as well. It’s really just one big body of work.
• Are you going to write more dragon books?
No, I think I’m done with dragons. See the question below.
• What happened to your polar bear novel? Can I buy it?
No. You can’t buy it. At least not yet. A small part of the novel appeared in Icefire (the second book of the Chronicles). The complete manuscript is not in a publishable state right now, but I am slowly reworking it.