Please welcome to the blog today Claire McFall, author of Black Cairn Point, a creepy mystery about a boy and girl who disturb a pagan ritual site in Scotland. She is also the author of Ferryman and Bombmaker.
With author Clare McFall
What is the first book you ever read/remember reading?
Why the Wales Came by Michael Morpurgo. I know I started with Puddle Lane… but those memories are buried under the mists of time (it was a LONG time ago) and so this is the first book that I remember. It’s about two young children, Gracie and Daniel who live on the Scilly Isles. I had to look them up – they’re a little cluster of islands off the coast of Cornwall. I remember thinking that sounded like a very exotic place to live. It’s a great book with everything you need in a good story: a creepy old man, a story of a strange curse, disapproving parents to make the whole thing more exciting… and a dramatic ending.