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Stephen George

Katherine Roberts

http://www.katherineroberts.co.uk

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Q: What were you like at school?

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Shy and hard working. I tried very hard to get A's for everything, but now I'm not sure why.

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

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I had no idea! If I'd known authors were real people, I might have wanted to be an author, but I thought they were special people who lived in castles and the job was not open to anyone else...

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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I ski, ride horses, cycle, folk dance, and once flew a glider solo.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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Chocolate, the darker the better.

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

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Alexander the Great.

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

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Honesty.

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

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Don't spread yourself too thinly.

Q: What has life taught you?

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It's shorter than you think and might end at any moment.

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

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I still feel about 12 - guess that's younger, then?

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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All my life.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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I have ideas all over the place, but always write the words in my study sitting at my computer.

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

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Best - the freedom. Worst - the money (when it's not going well) and the fame (when it is).

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

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I can always write, but sometimes suffer from publisher's block so it seems to the world I am not writing.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Anne McCaffrey's Pern books about dragon riders, and Elyne Mitchell's Silver Brumby books.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Read lots, write lots, never give up.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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My muse, who is a unicorn. He blogs at http://reclusivemuse.blogspot.com - visitors always welcome. If you leave him a comment, he will prod me with his horn until I reply...

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