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Saturday 14 June 2014

12 Curly Questions with author and illustrator Sally Morgan

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I love chocolate coated ice creams at the movies

I once went to a garage sale, got talking, and stayed to dinner.

2. What is your nickname?

3. What is your greatest fear? 
Treading on a dugite. I nearly trod on one getting into my car. I’ve spent a lot of time in the bush over the years, so I’ve had a few near misses.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Short, funny, whimsical, interesting, positive.
That’s only six words, so my writing is definitely short!

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Committed, obsessive, hopeful, funny, dreamy.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
I’d be happy to be any animal in a book, as long as they were doing something interesting and hopefully singing. I’d love to be a singer, but I’m not musically talented.
7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
I’d like to travel to the year 2100 and see if paper books still exist. By then space travel will be available, so I’d take a trip to another planet

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
Have more fun!

9. Who is your greatest influence?
Storytellers have been the greatest influence in my life

10. What/who made you start writing?
I had something I wanted to say that was longer than a painting, so I took up writing.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
My favourite word is love. Love is the strongest force in the world.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It wouldn’t be a book, it would be all the stories people have shared with me over the years, many of which have never been published.

Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections. Sally’s illustrations have appeared most recently in the picture book Dreamers by Ezekiel Kwaymullina, released by Fremantle Press in May 2014.

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