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Stephen George

Ceci Jenkinson

http://cecijenkinson.net
info@cecijenkinson.net
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Q: What were you like at school?

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Early on: quiet and good. Later on: bored and rebellious

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

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A writer. From the age of 8. It only took another 32 years.

Q: What is your favourite word?

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I like words that conjure up happy visions, words like holiday and sunshine. I also like words that sound great, like bamboozle and serendipity. Giggle is a great word because it ticks both boxes.

Q: What are you afraid of?

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I don't want to think about it.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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chocolate and spaghetti, although not together.

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

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An English teacher or a barrister.

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

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Courage, energy, a sense of humour. (Am I allowed three?)

Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?

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The feeling that there are so many things I'd like to change about myself.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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In my dreams: 36 years. In reality: 36 months.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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In my kitchen because it's the only warm room in the house. But I can write anywhere; you learn to concentrate.

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

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The best things include independence, the justifiction to dream up what I like and the happy response from children. The worst things are all very dull: lack of security and the need for discipline and patience.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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That would be telling.

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

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I've never had it. Watch this space.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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The Secret Garden. I also loved The 101 Dalmations, Asterix books and Enid Blyton's Island of Adventure series.

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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To Kill a Mockingbird, but Harper Lee got there first.

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