Today we watched Abi Elphinstone at the online Edinburgh Book Festival. She is an author and told us all about the exciting ideas she uses for her adventures. We sent in questions and she answered a few.
Here are some of the things she told us…
Her husband is Norwegian and his great, great, great grandfather invented the fish finger!
Her favourite colour is blue.
It takes about a year to write a book; 6 months planning then 6 months drafting and writing.
If you want to be a writer then always carry a notebook with you.
She has dyslexia.
She was brought up in Scotland then lived in London where she had two sons and an ideas box in her writing hut. Now she lives in Scotland again.
Her favourite crisps are Wotsits and Twiglets.
Her first books were the Dream Snatcher series.
When she was little she wanted to be a unicorn!
Everdark is based on dark forests near where she grew up.
We had great fun last week designing and drawing some different flavours of ice cream for art. They looked so tasty that Mrs Stevenson got in touch with Seren at Flower of Milk and she has offered to choose one flavour and make it into ice cream that we can then all taste. Super exciting!!
We have each created one flavour which we had to name, draw and describe and Seren will pick a winner.