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Stephen George

Catherine Cooper

http://www.pengridion.co.uk
pengridionbooks@btinternet.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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I enjoyed school, worked hard and loved reading and writing.

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

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I wanted to be a teacher and before becoming an author I taught for 29 years.

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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artistic, creative, communicative

Q: What is your favourite word?

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onomatopoeia

Q: What makes you cringe?

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The thought of rice pudding.

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

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A few minutes ago.

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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I like making all kinds of things, like cards, working in clay, and making props to go with my books. I also like painting and drawing.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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pizza

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Characters and plots for my books.

Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?

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Climbed a mountain.

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

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I've already taught and I can't think of anything else I'd rather be now than a children's author.

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

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William Shakespeare

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

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Honesty

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

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Rome

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

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To be yourself.

Q: What has life taught you?

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Never give in.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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I started writing in 2007 and my first book was published in 2009.

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

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I wrote my first story (on the wallpaper in my bedroom) when I was very young! I've always written stories but the turning point for me was when I finished teaching and I had the time to write.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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I have a study where I write and type. My computer, art materials, and books are also in this room.

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

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The best thing is you can write at any time of day or night. The worst thing is you have deadlines.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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From my imagination, from things I've seen or places I've been or people I know.

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

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My favourite character and the one I like to write about the most is called Camelin. He's a greedy, grumpy raven who likes kebabs. He's got his own facebook page now.

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

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I haven't had it yet, my problem is finding enough time to write.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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That's a hard question to answer, I have a lot of favourite books from my childhood but if I had to pick one it would be the Chronicles of Narnia (all of them!)

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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The Hobbit.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Read a lot, write a lot, edit a lot, and never give up. A good starting point is to write from your own experience.

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