Children’s author Tanya Batt says she’s always been a believer of magic - not the trick kind but the sort that suddenly makes visible what you couldn’t see and delights you in the process.
"Once Upon a Time.' My love of story began as a child. My story companions as a young girl lived in songs, books, on the tip of the tongue and out of the corner of my eye. They were elusive goddesses, giant devil dingos, defiant outlaws, quick witted tricksters and children who sailed on a dreamboat ship every night. My fascination with these worlds conjured by words became my real imaginary job."
As part of the World of Words programme Tanya will be reading original stories for the delight of children and parents alike.