Authors Hotline - Where authors and their readers connect

The Author Hotline

is being developed by CW4K, or Creative Writing 4 Kids. They are the company behind a website that enables children to create and publish their own stories online. In its first year it has signed up over 2000 members and has been enthusiastically received by children, parents and teachers. In fact the response has been so encouraging that they are planning a huge expansion of its services. Embedding The Author Hotline into the site is part of that expansion...
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Stephen George

Andrea Shavick

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Q: What were you like at school?


I was more interested in boys than work. I spent most days outside the classroom for talking too much. Once I was told off in front of the entire school for refusing to wear school uniform. So no angel!

Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?


A zoo keeper. And since I had six kids I guess I fulfilled my ambition.

Q: Which three words describe you best?


emotional friendly reliable

Q: What is your favourite word?



Q: What makes you cringe?



Q: What are you afraid of?


Next door's dog. Which is strange because MY dog has much bigger teeth!

Q: What do you do as a hobby?


Play the piano. Play badminton. Go to parties.

Q: What’s your favourite food?


Do you mean apart from chocolate? Melon.

Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?


I'd like to be a lion tamer. On second thoughts maybe not.

Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?


the ability to make people laugh

Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?


"Andrea you are far too impatient to ever become a picture book writer...but don't take any notice of me." I didn't!

Q: How long have you been a writer?


15 years

Q: Where do you do your writing?


In the bath - seriously - I've written my best poems covered in bubbles.

Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?


Best - I love going into schools and reading my poems Worst - I do so much typing my fingers hurt

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?


Anything by Enid Blyton

Q: What book do you wish you had written?


Harry Potter. I'm sure everyone will say that.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?


1) Keep writing. Don't stop after the first book. 2) Send your work out. It's no use hidden in the filing cabinet 3) Write for love - there's no money in it

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