Gillian Cross is the bestselling author of the Demon Headmaster series and over forty other books. She and her husband live in Dorset next to a field full of sheep.
Q: 1. If you could be a storybook character, who would you be?
A: The story book character I'd like to be is Pippi Longstocking, because she's strong and independent - and has lots of fun.
Q: If you could invite any author to tea, who would it be and why?
A: The author I would invite to tea is Frank Cottrell Boyce, because he's funny and inspiring.
Q: What is the best thing about reading?
The best (and most exciting) thing about reading is that good books are all different.
Q: And finally…tell us about your Monster Read: what book would you most like to share with the world?
A: My Monster Read is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. A fantastic book, with great illustrations.