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Stephen George

Steve Parker

http://www.steveparker.co.uk
steve@steveparker.co.uk
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Q: What were you like at school?

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I was OK at most things but I didn’t shine at anything except those I was interested in – animals and nature, plus football and cricket

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

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At first a zoo keeper, then a footballer, or a cricketer, a pilot like my dad, then in a chart-topping rock band, then …

Q: What is your favourite word?

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Sometimes it’s disdainful, or it might be blag

Q: What makes you cringe?

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People who are in authority and who have power but who don’t really know that much or take care of others

Q: What are you afraid of?

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Our future as we use Earth’s resources and destroy more and more wild places

Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?

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When we chat as a family and relate silly things that have happened recently

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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Health, family, friends

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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Swim, play guitar, listen to music, sports, scuba-dive, country walks

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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None at all, honest

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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Fresh fruit salad

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Having more time to daydream

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

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Yes

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

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Charles Darwin OR Charles Dickens

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

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Honesty

Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

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Lots – Australia, Kenya, India, New Zealand, Niagara

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

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Keep it friendly – author Gerald Durrell

Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?

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Become a bit younger

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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More than 20 years

Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?

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No, it crept up on me

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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Mainly in my study at home, also on trains and planes

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

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Freedom from office routine, and uncertainty

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Somewhere about a metre above my head

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

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Listen to some uplifting and inspirational music

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Alice in Wonderland

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