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Stephen George

Tutu Dutta-Yean

http://tutudutta.blogspot.com
tdyean@gmail.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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I was soft-spoken but quite popular at school.

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

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I had no clear idea about what I wanted to be as a child.

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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accomodating, well-read and tenacious

Q: What is your favourite word?

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serendipity

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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My books

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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Travel and collecting children's books and dolls

Q: Whatís your favourite food?

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Nasi Lemak (literal translation from Malay is 'fatty rice'!)

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

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Younger

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

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Agatha Christie

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

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Arungabad, India

Q: What has life taught you?

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Have confidence in yourself and work hard to achieve your dreams

Q: What makes you cringe?

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Public display of bad manners by people I know.

Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

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Archeology

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

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I read this somewhere - If your own work can't keep you awake at night who else will stay awake to read it?

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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Over seven years

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

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Yes, when I attended a talk by another children's book writer seven years ago in New York.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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On a desktop at home.

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

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The best thing is being published and having people tell you how much they enjoyed your book. The worst thing is having your manuscript rejected and the eye strain & backache from writing long hours!

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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'The Ugly Duckling' because I identified with the character as a child.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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From very old books, legends and folktales

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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First of all be sure that you really want to be an author. Then self-edit/revise at least a dozen times before making a submission. If your own work can't keep you awake at night who else will stay awake to read it?

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    Timeless Tales of Malaysia

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    978-967-3035-13-7
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    In Print

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    Eight Jewels of the Phoenix

    ISBN
    978-967-5222-32-0
    Published By
    MPH Group Publishing
    Status
    In Print

  • Eight Fortunes of the Qilin

    Eight Fortunes of the Qilin

    ISBN
    978-967-5222-31-3
    Published By
    MPH Group Publishing
    Status
    In Print

  • Eight Treasures of the Dragon

    Eight Treasures of the Dragon

    ISBN
    978-967-5997-29-7
    Published By
    MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd
    Status
    In Print

  • The Jugra Chronicles: Rigih and the Witch of Moon Lake

    The Jugra Chronicles: Rigih and the Witch of Moon Lake

    ISBN
    978-967-415-085-3
    Published By
    MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd
    Status
    In Print

  • The Jugra Chronicles: Miyah and the Forest Demon

    The Jugra Chronicles: Miyah and the Forest Demon

    ISBN
    978-967-5997-28-0
    Published By
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    Phoenix Song

    ISBN
    978-0-9932253-4
    Published By
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    Status
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