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Tuesday 3 September 2013

12 Curly Questions with author Katrina Roe

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I blog so all my secrets are already out there, (except the ones I don’t want people to know).

2. What is your nickname?
Treen, Treeni, Treens, Treenie-beanie, Bean, Special K (only my dad is allowed to use that one!).

3. What is your greatest fear?
That we are becoming a less compassionate society. I’m also not keen on heights. Or large groups of women that I don’t know.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
I write fun, hope-infused tales about real life issues.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Passionate. Optimistic. Challenging. Diligent. Courageous. (Well, I try to be. On a good day.)

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Peter Rabbit. He has such a fresh, healthy diet, straight from the garden.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
It has to be the 1920s, so I could wear those gorgeous flapper hats and dresses, be surrounded by art deco furniture and buildings and attend fabulous parties with other writers, musicians and artists! (By the way, I planned this before I saw Midnight In Paris.)

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
Get off that iPhone. You’re missing real life.

9. Who is your greatest influence?
I know it sounds like a cliché, but probably Jesus. So much of his teaching has influenced my values and ideals.

10. What/who made you start writing?
My mum. She always let me off the washing up if I was reading or writing.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
Morose. It just sounds so morose.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon because it’s so uplifting and I could look at the pictures forever.

Learn more about Katrina's books here.

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