My name is Raegan and I am eleven years old. I have read most of your books including The Garden of Empress Cassia, The Hidden Monastery and The Pearl of Tiger Bay. My favourite would have to be The Garden of Empress Cassia because I like the words you used to describe objects and people and I just loved the whole story. I listen to the tape of The Garden of Empress Cassia nearly every day. In the future I would love to become a writer just like you. I read the tips on your website they are very helpful. Are you planning on writing another childrens novel? Where did the idea of The Garden of Empress Cassia come from? And why did you want to be a writer?