Q&A: Unravelling the Mysteries of The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams with Author Victoria Williamson

Victoria Williamson is an award-winning children’s author whose enchanting new book, ‘The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams’ has already captured the imaginations of readers young and old.

In this interview, we delve into the stories that inspired a young Victoria to begin writing stories of her own (there are a few examples scattered throughout this piece), journey into Witchetty Hollow, the magical new world Williamson has created, and discover how the story’s hero, Florizel, mirrors the author herself. We also discuss the more mature themes of ‘The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams’, and unravel the author’s fascination with ghost stories, Scottish folklore, and the allure of Disney’s darker films. Plus, we find out what’s to come for Victoria for the rest of the year.