I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
I wish I had more time to visit schools.
If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
I like a composer called Henry Purcell, and I love to listen to Neil Young.
I love to read aloud.
I love to read, I love to watch movies, and I love to be with my children.
My son always says I like very weird music.
I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
Yes, I always imagined living in other places.
And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it.
And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider.