Wednesday, July 27, 2011

And guess what? Another Q&A! With, shall I tell you? It's...

Hello Poppies!
I've got another Q&A for you today! It's with Alison Lester, co-writer of One Small Island, which I review a little while ago! Thank you so much Alison, for answering my questions! And thank you again to Tina, for helping me out!

I hope you enjoy the Q&A!

*When did you decide to become a writer?
after i'd spent about 5 years illustrating other people's stories. i think i was 30.

*What are you currently reading?
enduring love by ian mcewan

*What, to you, is the essence of a grand book?
loving it so much i read all night

*Why do you write?
i love telling stories

*Did you always want to be an author?
nope, i wanted to be a drover first, then a vet.

*Do you have a favourite book?
i love a book called the uttermost part of the earth, by e lucas bridges. its set in tierra del feugo in the early 1900s.

*What inspires you?
life, fun, beauty, happiness, wonder

*Do you have a favourite- writing or illustrating?
when i'm writing i think how easy illustrating is and vice versa.

*What tips can you give to upcoming writers?
be yourself, expect to do 50 drafts of your story, listen to advice but don't always take it, persevere.

*Where is your favourite place to write?
i often write in my head when i'm running.


1 comment:

  1. I LOVED Alison Lester's picture books when i was little, they were classics on our shelf. magic beach, clive snaps snakes, when frank was four. she's brilliant.


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