Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
My most recent book (the sequel to "The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head", and still at the will it/won't it be published stage) was inspired by a visit to Rotorua, in New Zealand's North Island. It's a volcanic hotspot, with bubbling mud, geysers, steaming lakes ... all manner of stuff going on beneath your feet. Nearby is a partially excavated village that was buried by mud during the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. Eleven days before this eruption, a phantom Maori canoe was spotted on Lake Tarawera - there were many witnesses. The legend goes that the canoe will reappear if another eruption is imminent. So, of course, I thought, 'What if my heroes, Joe and Eddie, saw the canoe?'