Do you have a question you’d like Cressida Cowell to answer?

cressida cowell pictureCressida Cowell, Children’s Laureate, bestselling author of the How To Train Your Dragon series of books among many other titles, is being interviewed as part of our Teen Writing Conference.

Cressida Cowell was a keen writer as a child: maybe you wonder what her inspiration was? Or perhaps what kept her writing? Or how many books had she written before she got her first publishing contract? Or even, which of her characters is her favourite? Perhaps you’re interested to know whether she writes every day – does she have a special place to work?

The interview with Cressida Cowell has now been recorded. Please book for the conference to see what she discusses with George Bastow.

You can find out more about our conference and book tickets by clicking the Book here button ↓.

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