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Saturday 16 August 2014

Blog Tour: 12 Curly Questions with author Jackie Hosking

Kids' Book Review is delighted to welcome the wonderful Jackie Hosking as part of her blog tour for The Croc and The Platypus. We're so excited to be part of the tour for Jackie's debut picture book! Check the end of this post for links to the other stops on the tour.

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you. 
I can make really yummy Cornish pasties because I’m Cornish.

2. What is your nickname?
Jacks but one friend calls me Werm!

3. What is your greatest fear?
Being boring.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
 My writing fashion every time. Is metered, verse, poetic rhyme.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Concise. Amusing. Quirky. Descriptive. Rhythmical.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Pooh because he’s a loving, lovable fellow.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
1920’s because I would like to have known my grandparents as children.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
Are you still biting your nails?

9. Who is your greatest influence?
A.A Milne.

10. What/who made you start writing?
John Bartlett – my creative writing tutor.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
Shenanigans – because it’s hilarious.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The dictionary.

Jackie Hosking is a children's author and poet and the driving force behind Pass it On, a networking ezine for children's writers and illustrators. The Croc and the Platypus is Jackie's debut picture book. You can find out more about Jackie and her writing projects at her website and Facebook page.

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: susanATkids-bookreviewDOTcom