'The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise.'
- author Jackie French

Tuesday 10 July 2012

12 Curly Questions with author Angela Mitchell

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you. 
I twiddle my hair in my ear. It tickles. Have done since I was a child.

2. What is your nickname? 
I don’t have one. But I get called A, Ang, Angie, Angel and Angelina!

3. What is your greatest fear? 
Losing the ones I love.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble has been called funny and quirky. Are these ten words?

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer. 
I’m still aspiring to be a writer.

6. What book character would you be, and why? 
Clara Peggotty in David Copperfield, because she’s gentle and kind and selfless.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why? 
Oh, 1942, so I could attend the first screening of Random Harvest with Greer Garson and Ronald Colman. It’s my favourite film of all-time.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now? 
I shouldn’t have been so shy.

9. Who is your greatest influence? 
People who have struggled to overcome anything.

10. What/who made you start writing? 
After reading so many picture books, I started getting ideas for stories and wrote them down. Over four years I built up quite a collection, and finally plucked up the courage to submit one to a publisher.

11. What is your favourite word and why? 
Serendipity – unexpected discovery is fun!

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble is Angela's first book.

If you are an author or illustrator who thinks they are BRAVE enough to answer our questions, 
OR if there is an author or illustrator you would like to hear from, LET US KNOW! 
We will see if they are up to the task. Just email: kellyATkids-bookreviewDOTcom