Which of the three triplets from Three Wishes – Lyn, Cat or Gemma – do you most identify with?
I think I identify mostly with Cat. I’m not as organised as Lyn, or as dreamy as Gemma. I recently found a reader on the Internet who said that Cat was a ‘glass is half full sort of person.’ She is not! Look at all the things I put that poor character through! Gosh, people are tough. • And what inspired the famous fork in the stomach scene? I don’t really know. I had written a short story about a woman throwing a fondue fork in a restaurant after she realises she’s having dinner with a man who raped her as a teenager, and so I used that idea again. I’m sort of horrified at myself for thinking of it. • How does being Australian influence your characters? I’ve never lived anywhere else but Australia, and I always set my books in Sydney (except for my intergalactic adventures for children), so I think my writing and my characters automatically and quite involuntarily have an Australian flavour. I don’t know another way to be. • And have you had any problems with your novels translating fo