The book that most influenced me to become a writer would have to be The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton. It was my first ‘favorite book’ (I used to read it before, during and after school when I was five years old!) and the one that sparked the love of reading that has sustained me ever since. I’m a writer whose need to write is fathered by a need to read, so I’m indebted to Enid Blyton for capturing my young imagination. And it’s funny, when I look at the books I write now, I can see her lingering influence—it’s still mysteries and secrets that dance around the edges of my mind.
Last updated on December 21, 2009 by Kate Morton