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Stephen George

Garry Slack

http://www.signwitholli.com
g.slack@sausagedogpublishing.com
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Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?

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First of all I wanted to be an actor, then a horror film make-up artists (but I was rubbish at maths and science) then I discovered rock 'n' roll and wanted to be a rock 'n' roll singer like Elvis! Before training in sign language I was a professional singer, recording artist and entertainer having been both a Butlins Redcoat and securing a solo recording contract at the age of 17. In 1982 I released a single called ‘Brand New Haircut’ which received lots of air play on national radio.

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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I am trying to teach myself boogie woogie piano, but I find it hard to discipline myself to practise on a regular basis.

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

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Much younger! In my head I still think I'm seventeen!

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

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Elvis Presley

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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I used to be a professional singer so I have been writing songs for years, but I began writing children's sign language books in 2006. My background is that I am a sign language trainer, presenter, author and creator of the celebrity endorsed, award winning and critically acclaimed children's sign language book series, "Learn to sign with Olli" which aim to teach sign language to children, parents and professionals working with young children in an easy and fun way by featuring the character of Olli, a little monkey who loves to sign. The signs featured in the books are all sourced directly from British Sign Language (BSL)

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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I am lucky enough to have an office at the bottom of the garden that I usually use, but as I always have a notebook with me, I have been known to write on the train!

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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  • Learn to Sign with Olli (The fun way to learn sign language)

    Learn to Sign with Olli (The fun way to learn sign language)

    ISBN
    9780955493201
    Published By
    Sausage Dog Publishing Ltd
    Status
    In Print

  • Learn to Sign and Cook with Olli

    Learn to Sign and Cook with Olli

    ISBN
    9780955493218
    Published By
    Sausage Dog Publishing Ltd
    Status
    In Print

  • We went to the animal park today

    We went to the animal park today

    ISBN
    9780955493263
    Published By
    Sausage Dog Publishing Ltd
    Status
    In Print

  • The Shining Signing Star ( a musical nativity play for children using English & Sign Language)

    The Shining Signing Star ( a musical nativity play for children using English & Sign Language)

    ISBN
    9780955493256
    Published By
    Sausage Dog Publishing Ltd
    Status
    In Print

  • Learn to sign about nature with Olli

    Learn to sign about nature with Olli

    ISBN
    978-0955493249
    Published By
    Sausage Dog Publishing Ltd
    Status
    In Print