A. I have worked for every major fast food chain
A. I love my part-time day job now, which is lecturing in writing and medieval literature at University of Queensland
A. I went to high school at Redcliffe, on the Queensland coast. I went all the way through to get a PhD at University of Queensland, in Brisbane.
A. I love Led Zeppelin and Blondie a lot. At the moment I am really digging Sigur Ros.
A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
A. 30 Rock
A. Working class girl was smarter than she thought
A. Kiss slowly and forgive quickly
A. Snuggled inside on a cold, rainy day, reading a book.
A. Something bad happening to my children.
A. Apart from home? Maybe in a pub somewhere on the Cornish coast.
A. Mary Shelley
A. My mum
A. I swear too much!
A. Not taking up the offer of studying literature at Oxford in 1999
A. Playing piano
A. Pulling myself out of working class/alcoholic father misery.
A. Workaholic tendencies.
A. I'm kind. I think kindness is underrated.
A. I'd be me. How boring is that! Though I guess it would be nice to be a bird living near the sea.
A. I smile a lot.
A. Scarlett O'Hara, of course!!
A. Hannibal Lecter...
A. I would like to meet Elizabeth the first, and I would probably ask her if it was true she was a virgin ;)
A. Passive aggressive people.
A. Reading! I also love computer role playing games because I am a nerd.
A. I'm doing it.
A. Kindness, humour, wisdom.
A. Cheese. It's the perfect food. Though I would like some crackers to go with it.
A. Hoppipolla (Sigur Ros); Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin); Happiness (Goldfrapp); Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles); Heart of Glass (Blondie)
A. Marian Keyes, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robin Hobb, Georgette Heyer, Neil Gaiman, Victoria Holt
A. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford) The Brightest Star in the Sky (Marian Keyes) Coraline (Neil Gaiman) The Veil of Gold (Kim Wilkins) (I'm being cheeky: that's my book under a different name ;))
A. I've read Jane Eyre several times
A. Do the work.
A. I couldn't put it down, I read it in a day. Which is annoying because it took me a year to write!