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Stephen George

Beccy Blake

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beccs@beccyblake.com
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Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?

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When I was 5 I wanted to be a dinner lady but then found I liked drawing pictures so much I then changed my mind and decided I'd like to be an artist!

Q: What is your favourite word?

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chocolate

Q: What makes you cringe?

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When people don't say "thank you", especially to staff in restaurants or shop assistants, and "sorry", when they really, really should say "sorry!"

Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?

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This morning when my son was monkeying about.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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cake

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

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Being a taste tester for Cadbury's......

Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?

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Younger, usually by about 90 years.

Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

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A woolly mammoth, and hopefully be able to time travel it back for my daughter.

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

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Kindness.

Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

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Rome, it was fascinating seeing people's houses and shops built around amazing ancient Roman ruins.

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

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Follow your gut instinct.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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I've been an illustrator for about 15 years.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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I draw pictures in my studio.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Things just pop out of my head after a long time gazing out of the window usually. My kids are an inspiration too, always something amusing happens or hilarious things said.

Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?

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My cat Sid. If I were a cat I'd like to think I would be him. He's looks abit daft but is very wise underneath.

Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?

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Go for a walk in the beautiful hills where I live.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Captain Slaughterboard by Mervyn Peake.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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I'd say to any aspiring illustrators is be true to yourself, work hard, keep going through any problems you might come across, stick to deadlines and above all, have fun.

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