India Heaton was born in Lancashire in 1998 but moved down to Cornwall when she was three years old. She spent her school years torn between pursuing the sciences or writing. After some debatable A-level results, she chose writing. India spent two years at Ruskin College, Oxford, where she completed a Foundation Degree in Writing for Performance and won the John and Vi Hughes Award for Writing. India is currently a student at Falmouth University where she is in her final year of study for a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. In her free time India enjoys ballet, drumming and rugby.
Q: If you could travel back in time, which of the great writers would you like to meet and why?
A: Noel Streatfeild, when she was at the height of her writing time. I’d like to ask her how she managed to think of so many stories and keep them separate from each other – all her books have different themes, different ideas, different plots. None of them are in any way the same.
Q: Is there a book that you keep going back to, and if so, how many times have you read it?
A: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I have no idea how many times I’ve read it, but I love it so much.
Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?
A: Greece. I’m not sure exactly what year, but I’ve always wanted to visit Athens. It would be nice to do a now-and-then comparison trip.
Loveday stretched and turned over in bed. Treve snored gently beside her, not even stirring. Through the window, the moon was in its final quarter and clouds were drifting across it, thick enough to cast a shadow, but not enough that the light was completely extinguished. She got up quietly and pulled the covers back …