CHILDREN’S literature is a labour of love for author Sophie Masson.
The University of New England student has been accepted as a visiting fellow at Cambridge University.
Ms Masson said she was drawn to children’s literature because of the freedom it allows her as an author.
“It’s very fresh, each book is an adventure and I’m really writing for myself as a child when I write, it’s very absorbing,” she said.
The author has written more than 60 books for both adults and children but has focused on children’s literature because it’s more difficult to be pigeon-holed.
“It’s just as hard as writing for adults except you don’t get stuck writing for one genre, you can really try your hand at anything,” Ms Masson said.