Author Revealed

Revealing Questions

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

A. Warm and sunshiny with occasional outbreaks of rain.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Snuggling up on the settee with a good book knowing that those I love are safe and happy.

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

A. In a quarry in Utah, USA discovering a new species of Dinosaur

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The ordinary people, whose names history has forgotten

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Julia dDonaldson, for her writing and her approach to life

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Suddenly - I use it far too much in first drafts as a way of getting from scene to scene

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Eating too much chocolate

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

A. The ability to time travel, please

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising my two sons

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Loyalty

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

A. A very pampered celebrity chihuahua

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. That's a scary question as I don't know what people think about me.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Water Rat from Wind in the Willows

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cruella Deville from 1001 Dalmations

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

A. I'd ask Captain Scott to take huskies, not ponies, on his last expedition to the South Pole

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who litter beautiful places

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

A. Fossil hunting

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Being a world famous palaeontologise

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

A. Kindness, generosity and a good sense of humour

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

A. Mangoes. Yum.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. A day like this (Elbow) a Kiss from a Rose (Seal) Ray of Light (Madonna) Everybody Hurts (REM), Eternal Flame (Bangles)

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