Lian Tanner is the Tasmanian author of "The Keepers: Museum of Thieves", one of my all time absolute favourite books! (Which I also got as a proof copy to review!)
This is the interview; Thank you so, so much Lian!
R: How long did it take you to write The Museum of Thieves?
R:Where did you get the idea for the story from?
L: There were two major ideas behind Museum of Thieves. One was the idea of overprotected children, and the other was the museum itself. The idea about overprotected children came about because people were talking about it in the Australian media, plus there was a young boy in my street who was very overprotected, and I noticed how hopeless he was at doing the things that other children in the street could do, like climbing trees. The idea about the museum came from an article I read about the Hermitage Museum in Russia. There was an interview with one of the museum's curators, and he said something about the museum was so big that, when you were inside it, time seemed to stand still. The whole book sprang from those two things.
R: Had you always wanted to be a writer?
R: What were some of your first jobs?
R: Did you use an agent?
R: How long did it take to find Allen and Unwin?
R: How long was it before your book was ready to be put out for sale?
R: What is your favourite thing about writing?
R: Have you always written stories?
R: Is there any news on your second book?
R: Have you been invited to lots of book signings and talks?
R: Has anyone come up to you in the street and asked for an autograph?
That's the sort of thing that warms an author's heart!
R: Who would you have star in a film version of The Museum of Thieves?
R: What are your favourite books?
'The Power of Three' by Diana Wynne Jones
'The Sea of Trolls' by Nancy Farmer
The Thief of Attolia series by Megan Whalen Turner
R: What is one of your hobbies?
You can visit the Keepers website Here
Thank you so very much Lian!
Keep reading and Writing!