Hi! I’m L.A. Craig (Lisa when I’m not being all writery). I’m tall for my age and live near the beach on the North East Coast. As a kid, I drew pictures of imaginary people and stared out of windows a lot (and I mean a LOT), not realising at the time this was excellent practise for being a writer. I mostly write for children, but adults also get a look in.

Sometimes – children writing stories tell me they have no imagination. Obviously, I don’t buy that for a second, but why do they think this I hear you say? Well (teachers might want to cover their ears at this point) – it’s capital letters, full stops, spelling. All that grammar stuff gets in the way. Sure, it’s important, but if you spend ten hours worrying about where to put a comma – guess what? Your imagination’s so bored it nips off for a snooze.

My advice?

Kick the rules to the curb while you write your story. Get your brilliant ideas down first, no matter how messy. Set yourself free and your imagination will do backflips.  It’s your very own superpower, makes things happen out of thin air. How brilliant is that! You can always go back and tidy your sentences later.

Facts about me:

  1.  I dry my socks in mixed up pairs, to let them chat with other colours and patterns.
  2.  I’m addicted to stripy tops. (Seriously, I’ve got loads)