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Stephen George

Jo Brown

http://www.jo-brown.co.uk
jo@jo-brown.co.uk
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Q: What were you like at school?

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I loved school,I enjoyed most lessons except sports because I was so terrible at it.In fact I even did latin to get out of doing P.E.(it was worth it!)

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

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an artist

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

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Today

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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I am a connoisseur of toast, with various toppings,like pesto, a current favourite.My dad thought I lived only on toast while I was away at college.And tomatoes- for some reason they make me happy.

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

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Warmth.It makes the world a much nicer place.

Q: What has life taught you?

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Don't look down.

Q: What is your favourite word?

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darling

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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my Lamy propelling pencil. I feel very unsettled if I can't find it

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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My first book was published in 2002 but I have always enjoyed writing in different forms since my childhood - stories, poems,letters (does anyone write letters now?) Now it is notes, lists, emails and hopefully a new book soon!

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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In my head at first, then jottings in notebooks.The ideas can lie hidden in there for ages until I rediscover them and work on them a bit more.Trains and cafes are good places to write I think - I can blot out my surroundings more easily somehow.Random thoughts can appear at any moment though- I had the idea for Pirate Jam in the supermarket. I do my artwork in a studio at the top of my house, I can hear seagulls dancing on the roof.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Daydreaming, my family and things that surround us.

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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The Cat In The Hat, I love the rhythm of Dr Seuss's books.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Just write.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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I think Pippi Longstocking, she was such a feisty character and after all she was the strongest girl in the world...

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