Lots of people ask me why I used the name P F Chisholm for my Robert Carey series. Well… firstly, Chisholm was my great-grandmother’s surname in the part of the family that came from Sunderland. Secondly, the Carey novels were quite different in style from FIREDRAKE’S EYE and I felt I needed a pen name. And thirdly, I loved the idea of being sort of in disguise and mysterious… All right, I’m a writer. Mysterious and disguise are good things.