Where are you now and what can you see?
At my dressing table in my bedroom. Outside, there's a tiny park with squirrels running around it.
What are you currently reading?
I've just started Those Bones Are Not My Child, by Toni Cade Bambara, about the Atlanta children (a case consisting of the disappearance and murders of 40 black children in the 1980s). It is one of Toni Morrison's favourite books; it's out of print and I chanced upon it at a local independent bookstore. It's so well-written that I have to ration it.
Choose a favourite writer and say why you like him/her
Charles Dickens ,because I was brought up on him. In my foster home, there were only four adult books so I read him at a young age, and fell in love with his writing - the grotesqueness of some of his characters. I found it so captivating.