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Stephen George

Franzeska G Ewart

http://www.franzeskaewart.com/
franzeska@franzeskaewart.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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I was very studious, but ‘easily led into mischief’, as I remember!

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

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A vet. I ended up studying Medicine, hating it, and transferring to Science and doing a BSc in Zoology.

Q: What is your favourite word?

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It’s currently the Spanish for ‘airport’ – aeropuerto .... I love the sound of it!

Q: What makes you cringe?

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Watching people putting their feet in it in social situations. And having dental work done.

Q: What are you afraid of?

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Having dental work done.

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

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Last week in the pub.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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Possibly my treble recorder. It’s made of boxwood and has the most beautiful sound, and it cost an awful lot of money!

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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Play music, mainly flute and recorder, with friends; knit stripy socks; garden.

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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I hate people putting milk into my tea without taking the teabag out. Is that strange?

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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Fish and chips. With brown sauce and a pickled onion. Salt and vinegar on the chips but NOT on the fish. Brown sauce in a pool, NOT squirted all over.

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Holidays .... my latest book .... what’s growing in the garden

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

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Went on The Weakest Link. And yes – was voted off first ...

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

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Musician

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

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Considerably younger

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

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Bach (J S)

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

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Integrity

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

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Karachi

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

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Always try to treat people the way you think they would like to be treated, not the way you would like to treat them

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

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My teeth. I’d like more.

Q: What has life taught you?

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You’re not always right about everything

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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20 years

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

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Yes. On a significant birthday I heard an ad for a writers group and I thought – it’s time to put my money where my mouth is and DO something about wanting to be a writer. I never looked back.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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At a big window with bird feeders outside

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

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Best is getting paid to do what you like doing. Worst is rejections. I still get rejections.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Mostly other people.

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

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Move. Drive, walk, cycle ... whatever.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Winnie the Pooh

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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Winnie the Pooh

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Research your market, especially for children. It’s vital to know what’s being published.

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