"My favourite pool is located in a remote valley in the eastern Lake District, surrounded by vine-hung cliffs and slippery boulders. It has a torrential sheet waterfall at one end and is almost black in colour, so it appears bottomless, a portal to nowhere."  
Sarah Hall

"The computer is my favourite invention. I feel lucky to be part of the global village. I don't mean to brag, but I'm so fast with technology. People think it all seems too much, but we'll get used to it. I'm sure it all seemed too much when we were learning to walk."  
Yoko Ono

"I remember that feeling when I was a young reader: finding books that were set in Sydney with Australian characters was incredibly exciting."  
Justine Larbalestier