June 16, 2017 - Comments Off on Super Scoopster Edie interviews awesome author, Peter Bunzl
Peter Bunzl is the well-known author of Cogheart and Moonlocket. At the moment he is writing his third book. He told us two possible names for it, but they are TOP SECRET for now. He came to Pickled Pepper Books in Crouch End for their book group and I asked him some questions.
What is your favourite book that you have written and who is your favourite character?
My favourite book will have to be Moonlocket because I finished and published it a few months ago, and I had to cut a lot out of Cogheart so I put a lot of the story into Moonlocket. My favourite character is Malkin. He is funny, helpful and always there when you need him. When I was writing Cogheart he was going to be a cat but it did not feel right so I thought about what other animals get chased and a fox seemed obvious. So I worked on adding foxy features to him.
What other time period would you like to set a book in?
I would like to set a book now. With kids who have magical powers, but not like Harry Potter.
When did you start to write?
I started to write when I was ten or eleven. I wrote my mum, dad and my sister a fourteen-page story and I was very pleased with myself. It was about a boy who travelled to an island and met magical, mythical creatures.
When you made your first book did you know it was going to be a sequel?
No, I didn't really know because when I first thought of the idea Cogheart it was going to be a comic strip. But lots of ideas had to be edited and it did not really work so then I tried writing it and it worked!
It was an amazing experience meeting an author of a bestselling book and I'm really looking forward to the new one being published.
For more information about Peter and his brilliant books, head over here.