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Stephen George

Julia Jarman

http://www.juliajarman.com
juliajarman@btopenworld.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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What were you like at school? When I was good I was very, very good. But when I was bad I was horrid. (See the most outrageous thing I ever did.)

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

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A writer and a detective and a surgeon and an explorer but mostly a writer.

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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A terrible show-off

Q: What is your favourite word?

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Home

Q: What makes you cringe?

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My mum boasting about me.

Q: What are you afraid of?

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The BHG. Big Hairy Goony

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

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At Great Granny’s funeral, when three year Lois said, ‘When is granny going to get out of her box?’ Sorry!

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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I create a wild and wonderful garden.

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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That would be telling too much.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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I’m an omnivore with a penchant for puddings.

Q: What do you day dream about?

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My stories.

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

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I trapped a teacher in a teacher trap. (I was 10.)

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

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LOTS younger of course.

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

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Kindness.

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

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Sorry, I wasn’t listening.

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

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I would like to be silent and mysterious - for a change!

Q: What has life taught you?

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To live every moment.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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For love - since I was seven. For love and money - since I was thirty seven.

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

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When I read that Jo in ‘Little Women’ became a writer, I thought that’s what I want to do.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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Any table, any chair, in bed, anywhere, but mostly in my study on my computer.

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

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The best is being free to order my day and write what I want to write - and hear people say they enjoy what I write. Worst? Criticism.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Life and my imagination.

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

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I talk to a friend or go for a walk.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Little Women

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Read. Imagine. Do it.

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