Pip won the inaugural Greenhouse Funny Prize in 2012 with Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat!, her first book.
Who are your favourite literary cats?
There are so many. Cats are so enjoyable to anthropomorphise, I think that’s why they appear in children’s books so much. I absolutely love the Cheshire Cat, he sort of gives me the willies – brilliant characterisation by Lewis Carroll. Mog is wonderful, and I think it’s brilliant that Judith Kerr eventually sent her to heaven. She managed to do that with such grace and sensitivity. And I have to mention Macavity. I own a gorgeous retro copy of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and Macavity has always been my favourite.