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About Jane Chapman

Q. Previous occupations

A. I've only ever been a freelance designer.

Q. Favorite job

A. At the moment I love designing soft toys.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Brighton University, East Sussex.

Q. Favorite television show

A. The West Wing

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. fun, hectic and hard to recognise a priority

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. get a grip, Jane

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Housework done, kids content, husband happy, cosy fire, glass in hand and whodunnit on the telly!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I'm not keen on cliffside walks with the kids......

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right here at home.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. i admire lots of people, but my husband and Mum spring to mind.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Unrepeatable ones whispered under my breath!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I wish I'd had an impossibly glamorous car when I was younger.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. DANCING (and being bendy and stretchy).

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I hope I haven't finished yet..... marriage and kids?

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Where to start? Control freak, overtly tidy, bossy...

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My youngest says I have cuddly clothes (?)!

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Me.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I think it's creativity.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Richmal Crompton's William, C.S. Lewis' Aslan, and P. G. Woodhouse's Bertie Wooster.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Screwtape

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd love to meet St Paul and get him over for dinner. I've got soooooo many questions.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Toys all over the place.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I don't write!

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Textile designer.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Reliability, trustworthiness and hope.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Chocolate

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