The Author Hotline
being developed by CW4K, or Creative Writing 4 Kids. They are the company behind a website that enables children to create and publish their own stories online. In its first year it has signed up over 2000 members and has been enthusiastically received by children, parents and teachers. In fact the response has been so encouraging that they are planning a huge expansion of its services. Embedding The Author Hotline into the site is part of that expansion...
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Q: What were you like at school?
Bit geeky! Shy and very good at maths.
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Play in bands with my family and friends. Grow things. Build houses.
Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
My Grampa, illustrator, artist, inventor and survivor of the 1st World War, Geoffrey Squire.
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
New York, Italy and Wistmans Wood on Dartmoor.
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Draw, draw, draw!
Q: What strange habits do you have?
My job, designing pop up books, one or two others...
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Mathematician, garden designer, architect, teacher.
Q: What has life taught you?
It's short, do it, love it.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Q: What makes you cringe?
Let's start with ignorant and weak politicians.
Q: What are you afraid of?
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
My fabulous family.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
As soon as I could, like all of us.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
On a clean sheet of white paper.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
Best - Getting out to work in schools, libraries and festivals with all those fabulous, bright, young kids. Worst - Spending a bit too much time on my own and not being able to be out in the world, doing all those other fabulous things.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
The one in front of me.
The Christmas Bear
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs