I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, although probably not as often as I should. I love the feeling of a story coming together, that eureka moment when you see the next step. For the last 20 years I’ve been teaching English overseas, which is something else I love. It’s nice to know after living in so many different places that, at the end of the day, people everywhere are pretty much the same. This is my first children’s story, inspired by a real life Bertie who really is a little blue bear and who really does travel a lot. This is his first adventure but I look forward to seeing what is next. I get the feeling the little bear has many more places to go.