The Author Hotline
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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Q: What were you like at school?
Clever and dull!
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A Tap Dancer!
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Hate Giving Up
Q: What makes you cringe?
People who say 'okay?' in reply to everything
Q: What are you afraid of?
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
Most days with my daughter and grandchildren!
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
The wooden camel that inspired my book - A Dangerous Game of Football
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I write, play golf and write!
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Q: What do you day dream about?
Going back to the West Indies as I spent many happy years living there when I was younger.
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
I was on the committee to choose Miss World in 1970. Miss Grenada won the title that year.
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
In the mornings I feel younger - in the evenings, older!
Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Daphne Du Maurier
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
The Sudan, or Egypt, or Greece, or Jordan.....
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
Q: What has life taught you?
The family and friends are your most imporatant possessions
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Q: Where do you do your writing?
In my bedroom, sometimes downstairs, sometimes by the window and sometimes in the garden. Anywhere really.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
You can be too reclusive, but you get to live your dreams.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
They magically appear when I least expect them
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
I make a cup of coffee and walk around the house.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
Harry Potter of course.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Never give up. Keep working, keep writing and never give up.
A Dangerous Game of Football
The Bird Children