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Stephen George

Heather Ann Maisner

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heathermaisner@yahoo.co.uk
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Q: What were you like at school?

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I loved to read and write but I was sometimes naughty too

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

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I always wanted to be a writer. I made up stories all the time and told them to my two imaginary friends who went everywhere with me.

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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Small, dark and funny

Q: What is your favourite word?

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Bobbellyboo

Q: What makes you cringe?

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Noises in the dark and cream

Q: What are you afraid of?

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Violence and crowds

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

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Today

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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I treasure my children most - and also a dark red pashmina shawl

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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I go jogging every day. I like to cook. Sometimes I knit. I love to dance.

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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None, of course!

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, four - and more. You can make so many different and delicious dishes with potatoes.

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Travelling all over the world.

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

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I am both young and old.

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

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Marco Polo who travelled to the East and wrote about it first.

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

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Honesty and the ability to make decisions

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

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Mongolia, the island of La Reunion and my back garden

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

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Do what you want to do now.

Q: What has life taught you?

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When you are up you are up and when you are down you are down but things go round and round

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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I started when I was a child. I wrote a novel when I was 11 and my first poems and stories were published when I was 15.

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

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I always knew I wanted to write.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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At my computer in my study. I always carry a notebook too but often I write so quickly I can hardly read my own writing.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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101 Dalmations and Lassie Come Home

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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101 Dalmations and Lassie Come Home

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Keep writing and rewriting. Put your writing to one side and come back to it later with fresh eyes. Sometimes the shortest pieces take the longest time.

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    Status
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    ISBN
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    ISBN
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    Status
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    ISBN
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    Status
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    Status
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    ISBN
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    Status
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    ISBN
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