HH: I was home educated by my mum, and when I was doing school work I always loved writing. I wrote a lot of short stories, and eventually started moving into writing longer pieces. My problem was always finishing something. I'd come up with a new idea and start something new, before finishing my first project.
In 2009 I discovered National Novel Writing Month, and I've been taking part in it every year since then, and I always complete a novel. It really helped me stick with one project.
I'm also a huge fan of reading, and reading books by people like Sarah Dessen, John Green and Jennifer E. Smith has really inspired me to write.
HH: I've written three young adult contemporary fiction novels. How I Got Here, After Summer, and A Strange Kind of Familiar.
BB: Where do the ideas for your stories come from?
HH: A lot of the time it's something small. I'll see a picture or listen to a song and it'll spark an idea for a scene in my head and then the idea grows until it's a full novel.
Also a lot of the time I'll just dream up scenes in my head. I quite often wake up and write stuff down so I don't forget it.
HH: I don't very often. I have on a few occasions. Usually when it happens it's because I don't like the scene I'm writing. So I take a step back, rethink it and then go back to it once I've had some time to think over what I really want to happen.
BBB: What are you currently working on?
HH: I'm currently editing the next book I plan on publishing. It's a YA contemporary novel called 'Bitter Sweet Summer'. It's the first book in a duology that I've written. I hope to have the first book published sometime this year.
HH: I run my own blog where you can find out about my writing and also see reviews for all the books I read. You can find it at http://www.the-book-tower.blogspot.co.uk.
I also have a second blog where I talk about non-bookish things http://www.messylittlemoments.blogspot.co.uk and you can connect with me on Twitter @BookTowerBlog.