Liz Pichon

Age 9

Best-selling children’s author and illustrator

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I had absolutely no idea. I didn’t know that writing and drawing pictures was a job. If I had known, I would probably have said I wanted to be a writer or an artist. For a short period of time, I thought I wanted to be a makeup artist on films. The BBC ran a course and I found out that you had to have A Level history to go on it and that was never going to happen!

What would you like to learn how to do?
I’d really like to be able to speak another language. I’m dyslexic so I find it really hard to remember some things and languages is one of them. It takes me a long time to remember. It would great if I could sing as well!

What did you like to do when you were 10?
I loved reading comics, I loved swimming all the time. I did lots of drawing, playing games, making things. I didn’t like maths and spelling. I wasn’t very good at spelling — I’m still not. Don’t let that put you off writing (there’s always someone who’s good at spelling who can help you out!)

LIZ PICHON was interviewed by Hana and Kenzie in issue 3.