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Stephen George

Cath Senker

http://www.cathsenker.co.uk

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Q: What were you like at school?

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Shy

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

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I always loved writing. I used to make mini illustrated non-fiction books for my little sister.

Q: What is your favourite word?

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obelisk

Q: What makes you cringe?

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A beautiful novel with typos in it.

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

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Watching Popcorn comedy - hilarious short films by talented film-makers

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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Photographs of my great-grandparents

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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Music and political activism

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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Reading the newspaper in the middle of the night

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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Spicy Indian veggie dishes

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

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Trapeze artist

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

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Tenacity to fight for political change

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

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Ecuador

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

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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10 years

Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?

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After several years of editing other people’s writing, I realised I could do it myself

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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Anywhere and everywhere

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

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Best thing: when you get a commission you really enjoy. Worst thing: not knowing when you’ll get a commission you’ll really enjoy

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

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There’s no time for writers’ block with non-fiction writing – you’ve got a deadline.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Too many to name but I was fascinated and terrified by The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again

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