When I first started writing The Lost Pony of Riverdale, back in the summer of 2012, I knew where the book would be set - even before I had nailed down the plot.
I could have set the story in the pretty corner of Kent where I live. But the craggy tors and vast, dramatic skies of Dartmoor were calling. It was always a done deal.
I first fell in love with Dartmoor when I was about seven, during a family holiday to Devon. As pony-mad as Poppy was, I loved being so c