Amy McCulloch is a Canadian living in London, who fits writing around work as a Commissioning Editor at one of the UK's leading fantasy imprints. The Oathbreaker’s Shadow is her first book and will be published in June 2013 by Random House Children's Books with the sequel following a year later.
Q: What books did you read when you were a child?
A: I was actually a reluctant reader as a child – until my parents cleverly hooked me with the cliffhanger endings of Nancy Drew. After that, I quickly grew to love Roald Dahl, Agatha Christie, C.S. Lewis and boarding school books like Enid Blyton’s St. Clare’s.
Q: If you could be a storybook character who would you be?
A: I would be Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia. I am always hiding in cupboards, hoping to find my own portal to another world!
Q: What is the best thing about reading?
A: The ability to escape from reality for a little while and head out on an adventure – all with a cup of tea, of course.
Q: What is your all time favourite book?
A: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. I defy anyone to read that series and not want their own daemon.