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Stephen George

Dan Freedman

http://www.dantheauthor.co.uk
dan@dantheauthor.co.uk
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Q: What were you like at school?

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I dread to think! (I’ve never reacted well to being told what to do) I wasn’t a big reader though so, if you’d have told me I was going to end up being an author I’m not sure I’d have believed you!

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

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Professional Footballer

Q: What makes you cringe?

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Someone that thinks they know it all

Q: What are you afraid of?

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Being trapped

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

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Whenever I watched Larry David or Ricky Gervais

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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I have a shirt which the England Team all signed for me after my last game

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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Tennis, film, walking, music, swimming (in the sea)

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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I’m going through a Thai phase

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Swimming in a sea with perfect waves

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

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Acting

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

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Both

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

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I have been lucky enough to meet Nelson Mandela. Best day of my life. I would like to host dinner party with Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Winston Chrurchill, Ricky Gervais, Jeff Bridges and Angelina Jolie.

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

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Intelligence and the ability to treat everyone the same (that’s two, I know).

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

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We played in some interesting places with the England Team: Azerbaijan, Macedonia, South Africa, South Korea…

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

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If you don’t take your chances someone else will take them for you

Q: What has life taught you?

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Appreciate what you have

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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Three years (full-time)

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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Anywhere and anytime the inspiration comes.

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

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- Seeing people read my books - Giving them pleasure - Having something to show for my work - The power and the scope of books all over the world - Working whenever and wherever I like - Searching myself for answers (and questions) There is no worst thing only least good.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Real life

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

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Remember when my deadline is

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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The Twits – Roal Dahl or anything about football

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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Any Human Heart – William Boyd

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Tell the truth

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    ISBN
    0439944309
    Published By
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    Status
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    Shoot to Win

    ISBN
    140710294X
    Published By
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    Status
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    Golden Goal

    ISBN
    1407102958
    Published By
    Scholastic Chidlren's Books
    Status
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    Man of the Match

    ISBN
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    Published By
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    Status
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