GG: You’re 12, falling in love with Irish history, and with books – was there a point early on when you knew you wanted to be a writer? The day Marita Conlon-McKenna visited your school…?
Were there other influences on you back then – or was this ambition carved out in your room?
What was the spark for Girls Who Slay Monsters? Feminism? Mythology? Marvel? Or just a good idea for a book?
When it comes to ancient Irish goddesses, what’s the main source for information? You do know that, eh, some of these goddesses might not be real, right?
In among the many heroines in your book, there’s a giant being body-shamed, a shape-shifting eco-warrior and a gender-fluid spy. Might the hand of a modern author be involved in such descriptions?
Was there actually a struggle, as reported, when it came to the surname on the book…?
Aimed at kids from nine to twelve – liberating to have a target reader, or restricting?
What would you hope these kids get from Girls Who Slay Monsters? Other than tips on how to win in a battle.