Starting a series of posts on readers with very cool mums... we meet LILY, whose mum, ROWAN COLEMAN, is a novelist...
I'm twelve, and my mum is a writer. It's cool to have a mum with such an interesting job, although she is always on Twitter and calling it work! The upside of it is that I get to do cool things, like this interview, and I get a lot of free books to read... I've read some of mum's books, too, although most of them are for adults really. The downside is that Mum works very hard and we don't get to see her enough!
I love English and love reading, and I sometimes write Hunger Games fan fiction with my friends, but I don't want to be a writer - I think I'd quite like to be a car designer! Mum reckons that what I've learnt from her is to be lovely... modest, huh? Seriously, I think I have learnt some good stuff about writing and also how to adapt to new and different situations in life. She also helped me with a recent essay i wrote on freedom, about the right for all girls to get an education. So... Mum, you are a good and lovely mum, please keep on writing your amazing stories. Oh yes, and while we're at it - GET OFF TWITTER!!!
I've been writing books since 2002 and have written books for both teens and adults. I have five children, but Lily - the eldest - is my only daughter! We love going shopping together and are about to start running together so we can be more healthy! Lily takes my writing in her stride - I've been doing it since she was born, so it's just normal for her. She is a very bright, creative girl and when she puts her mind to it she can do anything. My main hopes for her are that she is happy, content and gets both joy and satisfaction out of life. I want her to know the thrill of making your dreams come true through hard work and dedication!
The other day Lily and I dug and weeded our allotment together, which may not sound too thrilling, but we had a great laugh. Afterwards I told her I was very proud of her because she was becoming such a very nice, kind and caring human being. I don't think I've told her that enough before, so I will say it again now... she really is a stand-out person.
Awww! Such a lovely mum-daughter interview! Why not tell your own mum to check out Rowan Coleman's books, which include The Memory Book, The Accidental Mother and Dearest Rose, which won the Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read 2012... and COMMENT BELOW if you have something to say to Lily or Rowan, or want to give a shout-out to your own mum!