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?
I was the girl sitting at the back of the class, dreaming and hoping not to be noticed.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A writer and illustrator
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
I can usually see the funny side of things, so I laugh a lot.
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I paint and draw.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
As a Dane, it would have to be: Frikadeller and rødgrød med fløde. Haha...
Q: What do you day dream about?
Illustrating all my own books.
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
Moving to England from Denmark where I was born and grew up. But I've never regretted it.
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Much younger. In fact, sometimes I wonder if I've grown up at all.
Q: What has life taught you?
To get on with things and not to leave until tomorrow what you could easily do today.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
I've always been a writer, but I've only been published for twenty years.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
I'm lucky enough to have a most wonderful study overlooking the sea and the ruins of an old castle.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
Best thing: A shiny new copy of your latest book with all its co-editions. Worst thing: Running out of ideas.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Life. Most of my picture books are about animals I have known. One was about a sheep I saw in a field in the depth of winter. It was completely naked, and that gave me the idea to Three Bags Full.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling (Den Grimme Ælling).
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Just do it!
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