Chris d’Lacey, author of ‘Fire Star’
Chris d’Lacey has published over twenty books for children.
He describes his first attempt at writing as “a gentle ‘Christmassy’ story” about polar bears which was aimed at adult readers.
He started writing children’s fiction after a friend suggested he enter a competition to write a story for nine-year-olds. The story he wrote for the competition became his first book, A Hole at the Pole — an environmental tale about a boy who wants to mend the hole in the ozone layer and enlists the services of a polar bear to help him.
His books have been translated widely and one of his novels for children was highly commended for the Carnegie Medal.
Chris d’Lacey spoke about his writing and his concerns as a writer.
Chris d’Lacey [Interview], Conversations with Writers, May 28, 2007