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Tuesday 25 September 2012

12 Curly Questions with author Hazel Edwards

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
That I never want to be asked ‘What is the question you would least like me to ask you AND what is your answer?’

2. What is your nickname?

3. What is your greatest fear?
Losing the imaginative bit of my brain.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Deceptively simple. Quirky. Satirical or funny. Format-challenged. Varied. Performable.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Persistent but not patient. Readaholic. Word conscious.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
The rooftop hippo who eats cake and has all the answers.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
2001. I was stuck in the polar ice of Antarctica with 34 blokes. Because it was such a cool source of writing experiences.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
Keep trying new experiences, like belly dancing or new ways of telling stories.

9. Who is your greatest influence?
Biographies of people who have solved problems for others.

10. What/who made you start writing?
My grandma taught me to read and my father encouraged me to write, but ‘live’ first so you have something to write about.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
Serendipity: the happy coincidence of two things coming together.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A blank page or screen, so I would be forced to create new stories or ideas.

www.hazeledwards.com has resources for kids, interviews and also an online e-book store.

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