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...
For more information on CW4K CLICK HERE
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A ballerina. Then a journalist, then an editor in a publishing house. The ballet thing didn't work out! I wasn't actually all that good. I think I secretly wanted to be a writer but I didn't think I was good enough and it didn't seem like a 'real' proper job to me.
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Loyal, hard-working, easily distracted
Q: What is your favourite word?
I have 2 - bubble and candyfloss.
Q: What are you afraid of?
Raisins - really!
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
My diaries - I've kept a diary since I was a teenager.
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Read, read, read, read, read, read . . .
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Ice-cream. Pizza with a thin, crusty base.
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
New Zealand. New York. Anything 'new'!
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Don't give up. My favourite quote of all time is by Sam Beckett: 'Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail harder. Fail better.'
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - and it still is. Followed closely by Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. Amazing book - I read it at 11 and have read it every year since.
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