People say to me, 'Did you always want to become a writer?' and the answer is simply no. As people grow, or breathe, I just always presumed that I could write. That was the only thing that I could ever do. Write and draw. One day I went to the school library and they had six or eight books out. I said to the librarian, 'Why are they out there?' And she said, 'They're the shortlist for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year.' Of which I had never heard. In my life.