Dame Jacqueline Wilson: 'Children look at me as an agony aunt'
29 July 2014 Last updated at 22:17 BST
As a theatrical version of one of her books arrives in the West End, Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been talking to the BBC about the responsibilities of being a writer for children.
"Hetty Feather" is a feisty Victorian heroine who is left at a Foundling hospital as a baby.
And Dame Jacqueline told the BBC's Brenda Emmanus that she believes children can deal with difficult issues.